IOW-75F5CC: Medieval Buckle  (Meols type 11)

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: IOW-75F5CC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy single-loop buckle (c. 1250-c. 1350). Meols type 11.

The sheet roller and plate are missing.

The frame is oval in shape with an offset narrowed bar. The outer edge is expanded and recessed to accommodate a copper-alloy sheet roller on which the pin-tip rested. The tapering pin is 'D'-shaped in cross-section flat at the rear.

This buckle has a dark green patina.

Frame: length: 16.6mm; width: 17.3mm; thickness: 3.8mm.

Pin: length: 10.0mm; width at loop: 2.2mm.

Overall weight: 2.22g.

A similar buckle has been published and dated c. 1270-1350 (Egan & Pritchard 1991: 76, fig. 46, ref: 317).

A similar buckle is illustrated in Griffiths et al (2007: 90, pl. 14, ref: 551) where it is dated c. 1250-c. 1350 and categorised as a Meols type 11.

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from excavations in London: 3. London: HMSO.

Griffiths, D. Philpott, R. A. and Egan, G. 2007. Meols. The Archaeology of the North West Wirral Coast: Oxford. Oxford University School of Archaeology.

Class: Meols type 11
Sub class: Single-loop

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.6 mm
Width: 17.3 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 2.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2016 - Tuesday 1st March 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-8-2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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