WMID-AD7951: Post medieval: Incomplete silver asymmetrical buckle frame

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: WMID-AD7951

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver asymmetrical buckle frame of Post medieval dating (c. AD 1575 - AD 1700).

Less than 25% of the buckle frame is present, consisting of part of the outer loop only. The internal side of the rounded outer edge extends into the loop slightly as a very shallowswelling. There is a decorative groove following the perimeter of the outer frame. The reverse has been bevelled slightly towards the inside edges.

It measures 24.3 mm in length and is 8.3 mm wide. It has a thickness of 2.2 mm and weighs 1.8 g.

The buckle frame is a light silver grey colour.

This buckle can be compared with a buckle illustrated in Whitehead (1996), p 91, No 566, dated to c. AD 1575-1700. Other similar buckles have been recorded on the database including SUSS-92EB9D, WMID-35EA37 and LIN-4C794B.

Although no XRF analysis has been carried out to determine the exact metallic composition, it is probable that it is in excess of 10% silver. Therefore as it is older than 300 years, it should be considered to be potential Treasure under the requirements of the Treasure Act 1996.

Reference

Whitehead, R. (1996) Buckles 1250 - 1800. Greenlight Publishing. Witham.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T99

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.3 mm
Width: 8.3 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th February 2018 - Sunday 4th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2018T99

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
To be known as: Great Witley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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