DEV-503CFB: Post Medieval buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: DEV-503CFB

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 bar flanked by elaborated knops, the detail obscured by abrasion. The buckle frame is D-shaped in cross section, although with a slightly concave underside, and with the outer edge of each frame expanded and tapering to a central point. Moulded into a series of knops, probably a rossette or other floral design. Traces of a black laquer coating survive on the surface.

Dimentions: length 48.3mm; width 28.9mm; thickness 3.2mm; it weighs 9.26g.

Similar buckles with more rounded rosettes 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). Numerous comparible examples can be seen recorded on this database, as well as published by Margeson (1993: 31, no. 174). An example with a similarly pointed frame is illustrated by Whitehead (2006: 66, no. 410), which he dates to AD 1550-1650.

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: 48.3 mm
Width: 28.9 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 9.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Tuesday 19th September 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019348

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Ottery St. Mary (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0896
Four figure Latitude: 50.75627885
Four figure longitude: -3.30563795
1:25K map: SY0896
1:10K map: SY06SE
What3Words: pounces.shepherdess.tabloid
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Updated: 3 weeks, 3 days ago

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