SOM-4704E3: Medieval annular buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-4704E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy late medieval annular buckle frame with central pin bar, now missing its pin. The outer edge of one side is decorated with incised grooves, forming lobes in between; this edge has been cracked. The other loop has two constrictions on the outer edge, with a lobe at either side towards the pin bar; the expanded outer edge between containing multiple transverse grooves. The front is bevelled internally and externally while the reverse is flat.

The frame measures 30.1mm long, 27.9mm wide and 2.9mm; it weighs 4.63 grams.

A similar buckle is illustrated by Whitehead (2003, 46), no.266, and is dated to c. 1400-1500.

Notes:

This find was recorded at a rally and therefore the identification or photograph may fall below our usual standards.

Class: annular

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.1 mm
Width: 27.9 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 4.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2012 - Sunday 16th September 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at Timeline Detection, Evercreech (2012)

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Susan Walker
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally Ticket 108

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Milton Clevedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6536
Four figure Latitude: 51.12220703
Four figure longitude: -2.50147161
1:25K map: ST6536
1:10K map: ST63NE
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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