DOR-E03C83: Copper alloy annular buckle.

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: DOR-E03C83

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy annular double loop buckle frame with central strap bar dating to 1400-1500. The outer face of one loop is decorated with deep incised grooves, forming broad lobes in between. On the other half are two constrictions on the outer edge, both flanked by small, worn lobes. The area along the outer edge of that loop between the constrictions is decorated with multiple transverse grooves. The front is bevelled internally and externally while the back is flat and plain. The strap bar is narrowed. The pin is missing.

Ref: A similar buckle is illustrated by Whitehead (2003, 46), no.266, which he dates to c.1400-1500.

Date: Late Medieval.

Dimensions: 29.91mm x 27.10mm x 2.31mm.

Weight: 5.88g.

Class: Annular
Sub class: Double loop

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.91 mm
Width: 27.1 mm
Thickness: 2.31 mm
Weight: 5.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th October 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Piddletrenthide 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FRS/14

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Piddletrenthide (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY7198
Four figure Latitude: 50.7808445
Four figure longitude: -2.41270481
1:25K map: SY7198
1:10K map: SY78NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing p.46 , no.226

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Audit data

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

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