SOM-EEB354: Medieval Meols type 4 buckle

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Unique ID: SOM-EEB354

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A Medieval copper alloy single looped buckle, dating to c. AD 1350-1400. The buckle has a D-shaped frame with a narrowed and slightly offset strap bar, which has a rectangualr cross section. The outside edge of the frame broadens into a slight lip with a notch for the pin, with a corresponding notch on the strap bar. The frame itself has a sub-rectangular cross section, with a flat base and slightly sloping from the inside edge on the top. The pin is missing. The item has a green patina. It measures 29.1mm in length, 21.7mm in width and 3.7mm in thickness, it weighs 4.78g.

This buckle is an example of Griffiths, Philpott & Egan (2007: 84) type 4 (ibid: 91, nos. 494-502), which they date to the late 14th century.

Class: Meols type 3

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: 21.6 mm
Width: 29.1 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 4.77 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: Complete

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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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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