WAW-A52F47: Medieval: double-loop buckle

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Unique ID: WAW-A52F47

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A cast copper-alloy buckle of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1350 - 1720). The buckle is sub-rectangular in plan and the frame is D-shaped in section. Both loops are sub-oval in plan. The pin has been lost and there is no visible pin rest on the frame. There is a sub-triangular shaped notch on the frame at the termination of the strap bar; the oppsing side of the frame does not have this feature. There is no visible decoration on either face of the buckle. It has a dark green surface patina which has been abraded.

There are similar buckles recorded on this database from South Oxfordshire (BERK-FB6F68), Shropshire (LVPL-569EBC) and Gedling, Nottinghamshire (DENO-DA7B38). Whitehead (1996; p. 52 - 53) dates these buckles to c. AD 1350 - 1720.

It measures 23.97mm in length, 18.63mm in width, 1.64mm thick and it weighs 2.36grams.

Class: Cassels type 1.4A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.97 mm
Width: 18.63 mm
Thickness: 1.64 mm
Weight: 2.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd September 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Freeman
Identified by: Miss Emily Freeman

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3040
Four figure Latitude: 52.05757505
Four figure longitude: -1.5638671
1:25K map: SP3040
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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