SOM-3277A6: Post Medieval double looped buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-3277A6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval copper alloy double-looped buckle, probably dating to the 16th century. The buckle has two oval loops with a central cross bar flanked by moulded knops. The buckle frame is D-shaped in cross section and with the outer edge of each frame expanded and moulded into a rossette. One loop has been bent out of shape and now points upwards.

Dimentions: length 36.4mm; width 22.7mm; thickness 2.5mm; it weighs 5.68g.

Such buckles tend to be attributed a later 16th-century date (Egan 2005, 35; ref. 88, found in a 17th century context but assumed to be residual), although the type must pre-date 1545 as it was found on the Mary Rose (Gardiner ed. 2005, 104; ref. 82A5069). The style of buckle is quite a common one: numerous examples are documented in the literature (from, for example, Norwich, Margeson 1993, 31; ref. 174) and on this database.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1540
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.4 mm
Width: 22.7 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 5.68 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Thursday 2nd March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019099

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Staplegrove CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Updated: Thursday 11th May 2017

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