DEV-C4C02B: Medieval copper alloy buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: DEV-C4C02B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small medieval copper alloy annular buckle, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The frame is broadly circular in plan, although with a very slightly offset bar showing sings of wear from the copper alloy sheet pin. The pin survives, but has been displaced around the frame. The frame is sub-circular in cross section.

Dimensions: length 12.9mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 4.1mm; weight 1.15g.

See Egan & Pritchard (2002: 58-60 and 69) nos. 28, 55, 72, 88 and 269, the former are all of comparable size, the latter of which is larger has a slight offset bar. Egan and Pritchard (ibid:58) suggest the smaller examples date later 13th to early 14th century and are probably from shoes.

Notes:

Muchelney 826

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 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.9 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 1.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th September 2017 - Saturday 30th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Muchelney, Somerset, Sep-Oct 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019440

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Muchelney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4323
Four figure Latitude: 51.00355008
Four figure longitude: -2.8137358
1:25K map: ST4323
1:10K map: ST42SW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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