WAW-CC8961: Single view of a Medieval buckle.

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: WAW-CC8961

Object type certainty: Certain
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The object is an oval framed single looped buckle frame which has a buckle plate attached. Both are made from copper alloy. Egan and Pritchard illustrate a similar example, No. 304, the recorded example does not have a triangular sectioned loop though. These buckles date from the mid 12th century to 14th century.

The buckle is a sub-oval shape in plan. The strap bar is narrowed and off-set. The width of the loop expands slightly at the apex. In section the loop is a sub-oval shape. There is no notch for the pin on the loop. The surface of the frame has traces of a light green patina. The pin is missing.

The buckle plate is a copper alloy sub rectangular sheet which has been folded over the strap bar. The sides of the fold, and a central slot have been removed, leaving two folded arms. As decoration the upper plate has two linear grooves running the width of the plate. The terminal of the upper plate is broken, which makes two rivet holes incomplete. The lower plate is more slender than the upper one, but is complete. It has a rivet hole in each corner of the terminal opposite the fold. There is the remains of a copper alloy rivet. The plates are bent at 45°.

The buckle weighs 2.74g and measures 29.9mm long and 14.2mm wide.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.9 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Weight: 2.74 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref; 30.10.04.101

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
To be known as: Welford on Avon

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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