CORN-40F573: trapezoidal buckle and plate (front)

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Unique ID: CORN-40F573

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copperalloy single-looped trapezoidal buckle with sheet copper alloy plate. The frame is 26 in length and 25 mm wide tapering to 19 mm at the narrowed and recessed strap bar. The frame is 4 mm thick and the strap bar is 3.5 mm thick. The outer edge of the frame is expaned into two right-angles with some moulded decoration between them, but the surface is so corroded, it is hard to make out any detail. There is a gap in the centre of the end of the plate which would have accommodated the pin, now missing, around the strap bar. The plate is 33 mm long, 16.8 mm wide and 5 mm thick. The plate is mounted onto the frame by having been bent around the strap bar and is then riveted to the leather strap that still remains between the two sides of the folded plate. Part of the rivet still remains intact, and is now 4 mm in diameter, but a larger rivet remains at the broken end of the plate, securing the leather strap, which is 5 mm in diameter.

Whitehead (1996) illustrates a similar single-looped trapezoidal buckle and plate on page 23, no.102 which is dated from c.1250-1400

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 12.19 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Sunday 23rd April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0665
Four figure Latitude: 50.45268083
Four figure longitude: -4.73417728
1:25K map: SX0665
1:10K map: SX05SE
What3Words: micro.exile.cubes
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

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford : Greenlight Publishing, 23 , no.102

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: Friday 16th June 2017
Updated: Saturday 17th June 2017

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