YORYM-004750: Medieval : Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: YORYM-004750

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy annular buckle of medieval date, c.AD 1150 -1450. The buckle comprises a circular frame with circular cross-section and a circular sectioned pin remains looped around the frame. No constriction is present and the object is undecorated.

The metal has a powdery mid-green patina and is worn. The hoop is 41.8mm in diameter, 5.3mm thick and weighs 15.3g.

Egan and Pritchard (2002, p.64-65) state that "a constriction on a single frame to limit the movement of the pin is generally an indication of a brooch rather than a buckle" therefore suggesting this example is a buckle. This is however not always the case.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 15.3 g
Diameter: 41.8 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05338

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Craven (District)
Parish or ward: Hetton-cum-Bordley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD9557
Four figure Latitude: 54.00899375
Four figure longitude: -2.0777824
1:25K map: SD9557
1:10K map: SD95NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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