WAW-AED541: Single view of a Medieval buckle frame.

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Unique ID: WAW-AED541

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The portion of the buckle which remains is the apex of the loop and some of the sides. Egan and Pritchard illustrates similar frame(No. 421), but this is not decorated with a face. The face is possibly that of a man with a beard, but otheriwse there is no headwear or clothing visible. The London example is dated to the 14th century. It is made from cast copper alloy.

The loop which protrudes from either side of the neck is triangular in section. Each terminal of the loop is broken, but not recently. The reverse of the frame is flat and flush with the protruding head.

The object has a dark green shiny patina. It measures 21.6mm long, 19mm wide and weighs 1.88g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.6 mm
Width: 19 mm
Weight: 1.88 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Evesham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0345
Four figure Latitude: 52.103326
Four figure longitude: -1.957615
1:25K map: SP0345
1:10K map: SP04NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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