SOM-A864E6: Medieval copper alloy meols type 2 buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-A864E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval copper alloy single-looped buckle, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1350; incomplete in that it is missing its pin. The buckle frame comprises of a single D-shaped loop with an offset bar, with a deep groove forming a pin-rest on the opposing edge of the frame. The frame is rectangualr in cross section.

Dimensions: length 23.0mm; width 26.2mm; thickness 3.6mm; weight 5.35g.

Similar buckles can be seen published by Egan & Pritchard (1991: 70, nos. 271-277) excavated in phases dated to the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

Class: Meols type 2

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: 23 mm
Width: 26.2 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 5.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st July 2017 - Saturday 14th 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: 019497

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: West and Middle Chinnock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4613
Four figure Latitude: 50.91392524
Four figure longitude: -2.76949709
1:25K map: ST4613
1:10K map: ST41SE
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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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