SUSS-3FA095: Buckle plate

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SUSS-3FA095

Object type certainty: Certain
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A buckle plate, wrought from copper alloy. The item is rectangular, with a sheered-off rivet at one end. There are traces of gilding on the obverse (c. 2%). On the obverse there is a floral decoration made up of incised lines and punch-marks. This piece has broken along the line of the hinge with the buckle frame. This artefact is in fair condition; the surface is slightly rough, with a light greyish-green colour, and brown patches. This artefact is medieval.

Class: Plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.64 mm
Width: 18.53 mm
Thickness: 1.86 mm
Weight: 4.05 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Dominic ANDREWS
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Wrought

Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Nr. Eastbourne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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