PUBLIC-D3B5ED: medieval buckle

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Incomplete Medieval large copper alloy buckle. Trapezoidal frame has offcentre bar with constriction for missing pin. The wide end of the buckle having an engrailed outer edge - semicircular indentation along the edge. 73.61mm long 47.35mm wide narrowing to 36.69mm at central bar. The narrow end is recessed beyond the centre bar 32.18mm reducing to 30.99mm forming a rectangular interior 9.07mm by 22.35mm. Weighs 52.04g. A similar buckle is shown on page 101 No. 470 of "Dress Accessories" Egan & Pritchard (1991)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 73.61 mm
Width: 47.35 mm
Thickness: 6.38 mm
Weight: 52.04 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 27th November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Identified by: Mrs Wendy Thompson

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Shepherdswell with Coldred (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2747
Four figure Latitude: 51.17714972
Four figure longitude: 1.24629566
1:25K map: TR2747
1:10K map: TR24NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting on private farmland
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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