WMID-F8EC06: Medieval: buckle fragment

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: WMID-F8EC06

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An incomplete copper-alloy buckle of Medieval date, c. AD 1250 - 1400. The buckle has a single looped oval frame with a narrowed bar formed from a circular perforation in the integral plate. The plate is sub-rectangular and tapers from the buckle loop to a rounded end; it has two further circular perforations which have rivets in place. The pin has been lost. The front and back of the buckle has no visible decoration. It is mid-brown in colour with a light green patina where the surface has been abraded.

Similar examples are illustrated in Whitehead (1996), p. 33 and are dated to c.AD 1250 - 1400.

The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The buckle is 35.08mm long, 13.34mm wide, 4.72mm thick and weighs 2.77grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.08 mm
Width: 13.34 mm
Thickness: 4.72 mm
Weight: 2.77 g

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: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
District: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Rodington

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