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BUCKLE

Unique ID: DEV-B1D1E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Post Medieval copper alloy double-looped buckle, probably dating to the 16th century. One of two oval loops survive, with a central bar flanked by rosettes. The buckle frame is D-shaped in cross section, and with the outer edge of each frame expanding into a central point which is 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 28.1mm; width 27.1mm; thickness 1.9mm; it weighs 2.75g.

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 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.1 mm
Width: 27.1 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.75 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st July 2017 - Saturday 21st October 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019755

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Torridge (District)
Parish or ward: Broadwoodwidger (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX3988
Four figure Latitude: 50.669346
Four figure longitude: -4.27970003
1:25K map: SX3988
1:10K map: SX38SE
What3Words: qualifier.skinning.sobs
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 4 days, 15 hours ago
Updated: 4 days, 15 hours ago

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