PUBLIC-C92E63: Post-medieval copper alloy buckle

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-C92E63

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A belt buckle complete in three pieces. The frame is a double loop cast from copper alloy and is rounded in each corner. The two halves are symmetrical, apart from a notch for the pin in the frame. This notch is worn.

The pin is cast of the same copper alloy and has a decorative tongue which is anchor shaped. The pin end, finishes in a tapped point, and is 8.2mm long.

The pivot pin is iron and is rusted in place.

All the buckle is corroded on the surface, with green corrosion and iron oxide staining.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Caistor Heritage centre
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.6 mm
Width: 16.1 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 5.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ron Lyus
Identified by: Mr Ron Lyus

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Welton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9980
Four figure Latitude: 53.30769963
Four figure longitude: -0.51569156
1:25K map: SK9980
1:10K map: SK98SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Caistor Heritage centre
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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