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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SF-5C7B72

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy buckle of Medieval date. It has a trapezoidal frame that is rectangular in section with a flaring and slightly expanded outer edge, and narowed and offset rectangular bar. At the centre of the outer edge is a singe transverse pin groove. Hinging around the bar is a sheet copper-alloy plate that is rectangular in form with circular pin hole at the centre of the frame end, a single central rivet hole, and single rivet holes at each corner of the attachment end. A copper-alloy wire pin survives, tapering to a rounded point. The entire object measures 25.87mm in width, 48.09mm in length, 3.88mm in thickness, and 8.14g in weight. This buckle frame is of Medieval date, c.13th-14th centuries AD. Similar to Egan and Pritchard, 1991: nos. 425, 465.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.09 mm
Width: 25.87 mm
Thickness: 3.88 mm
Weight: 8.14 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
To be known as: Scarning

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Audit data

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

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