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BUCKLE

Unique ID: NMS-38B884

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Medieval copper alloy buckle with sheet plate dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1400. D-shaped frame with a small knop at either end of the narrowed and offset strap bar. The outer edge is expanded and exhibits traces of moulded, scrolled decoration. The sheet copper plate is folded around the strap bar and exhibits a central slot allowing the pin to swivel. The plate exhibts fuve rivet holes arranged in a saltire, one of which retains a dome-headed rivet. The edge of the plate is engraved with a double-line border surrounding an engraved design, now indiscernible. Traces of gilding remain.

See: Whitehead, R, 2003, p. 20, no. 68.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 52.5 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 18.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th February 2018 - Monday 12th February 2018

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 62571
Other reference: NHRG032018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Great Yarmouth (District)
Parish or ward: Martham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG4416
Four figure Latitude: 52.68668556
Four figure longitude: 1.60881354
1:25K map: TG4416
1:10K map: TG41NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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