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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SF-B534D6

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy buckle dating to the Medieval period, c. 1250-1400. This is a Meols type 11 buckle, demonstrating a broadly oval frame, offset strap bar (from which the pin is missing) and expanded outer edge to the frame with knopped ends, a recessed inner section and co-incident sheet metal roller. Preserved in fair condition with an even green patina, it measures 31.37mm long, 25.13mm wide, and 6.82mm thick at the outer edge of the frame. It weighs 7.59g.

For a broadly identical buckle, see Egan (2007) p. 91, nos. 549 and 551.

Class: Meols type 11

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: 31.37 mm
Width: 25.13 mm
Thickness: 6.82 mm
Weight: 7.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd November 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Beck Row

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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

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