YORYM-D22D1B: Medieval: Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: YORYM-D22D1B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete medieval single loop buckle made of copper alloy. The buckle frame is oval with a narrowed and offset strap bar. The loop itself is oval in cross section and the strap bar has a square cross section. The outer loop of the frame is decorated with rounded knops flanking two transverse ridges. There is a central groove where the pin would have rested. The pin is not present.

The frame has been damaged causing it to become bent out of shape. No surface decoration is visible. It has a green patina with areas of brown where soil is adhering, especially in the grooves formed by the decoration on the frame. It is 26.43mm long x 21.67mm wide x 3.06mm thick. This object weighs 3.06g.

Similar examples are illustrated in Whitehead (1996) page 22 and are dated to circa 1250-1400 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.43 mm
Width: 21.67 mm
Thickness: 3.06 mm
Weight: 3.55 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Langtoft (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0066
Four figure Latitude: 54.08022003
Four figure longitude: -0.47297834
1:25K map: TA0066
1:10K map: TA06NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Whitehead, R. 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing page 22

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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