SOM-EB855C: Medieval buckle with integral forked spacer

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-EB855C

Object type certainty: Probably
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A Medieval copper alloy buckle with integral forked spacer, dating to c. AD 1350 - 1450. The buckle has an oval frame which has a bevelled upper surface and with a flat reverse. It has a pointed lip on the outer edage of the frame. The axis bar is offset and constricted for the pin, which is missing. The forked spacer has been bent slightly, and with the tip of one fork missing with an old break. The buckle with spacer is 48.26mm in length, the buckle is 18.69mm in width and weighs 3.63g.

Whitehead (2003: 36), illustrates a number of comparible examples which he dates to c. AD 1350-1450, an example is also illustrated by Griffiths, Philpott and Egan (2007: 95, no. 599) which they also date to the late 14th/early 15th century.

Subsequent actions

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: 48.26 mm
Width: 18.69 mm
Weight: 3.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2016 - Monday 6th February 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Identified by: Ms Sheila Hicks

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017335

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Milborne Port

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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