NLM-A7D1F2: Medieval Buckle

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Unique ID: NLM-A7D1F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy buckle. Cast D-shaped single looped buckle frame of D-section with deeply incised diagonal cuts decorating its loop, and with a straight strap bar. A probably cast pin is looped around the strap bar. The cuts appear bright and may mark the site of metal inlay. Suggested date: Medieval, 1100-1250.

Length: 23.1mm, Height: 33.6mm, Thickness: 2.9mm, Weight: 6.42gms.


The finder suggests this to be part of an assemblage amounting to c.5% of material recovered from an extensive site, the rest being removed illicitly without record. Archaeological opinion holds the site to have been of equivalent character to Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, in terms of its material culture. Coins are under-represented in the group

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.1 mm
Height: 33.6 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 6.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995 - Sunday 31st December 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM37221

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Keelby

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: NLM
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Updated: 10 months ago

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