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Unique ID: SF-D99BA7

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete copper-alloy strap fitting, probably a buckle plate, of Medieval date. It is rectangular in form, incomplete at the frame end due to old breaks, and with the remains of a central rectangular pin slot. At the centre of the plate is a single circular rivet hole, with similar rivet holes in each corner of the attachment end. The front(?) face has the remains of an added white metal coating or solder. It measures 39.67mm in length, 14.76mm in width, 0.48mm in thickness, and 2.28g in weight.

This is an incomplete probable buckle plate. It is likely to date to the Medieval period, c.13th-14th centuries AD, although a slightly earlier or later date range cannot be ruled out entirely given the preservation of the object.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.67 mm
Width: 14.76 mm
Thickness: 0.48 mm
Weight: 2.28 g

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Near Bury St Edmunds

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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