WILT-6209FC: Medieval: Buckle

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Unique ID: WILT-6209FC

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A copper alloy gilded medieval or post-medieval buckle plate, dating to period AD 1400- 1700.

The plate is formed from a rectangular sheet of copper-alloy which has been folded in upon itself. There ia recess for the pin. The plate have five perforations which would have held 5 rivets, holding both sheets of copper alloy in place. Three of of these five rivets are still intact, the rest are either completely missing or partially damaged. The plate is bent and is further damaged by having the posterior sheet of metal partially missing. The buckle frame would have been originally attached to the plate by the two wrapped projections.

The length of the buckle plate is 42.23mm in length, 14.13mm in width and 5.18mm thickness. The weight is 5.58g.

Sub class: Plate

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.23 mm
Width: 14.13 mm
Thickness: 5.18 mm
Weight: 5.85 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4997

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shrewton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0644
Four figure Latitude: 51.19518893
Four figure longitude: -1.91551571
1:25K map: SU0644
1:10K map: SU04SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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