WILT-034DDB: Medieval buckle fragment

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Unique ID: WILT-034DDB

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An copper alloy double looped buckle, probably of late Medieval date, c. AD 1350-1500. The surviving fragment comprises of a single rectangualr loop with the central bar, the second loop is truncated by a break and although sub-rectangular, it has been deformed by the break and it is not clear if the two loops were symmetrical. The bar has a central constriction to hold a lost pin.

It is 25mm in length (and would have been c28mm originally), 25.10mm in width and weghs 5.95g.

Cf. although not all necessarily of the same form, Egan & Pritchard (1991: 101-103) publish buckles with similar constrictions paired with rectangular frames, nos. 465, 470, 467 and 472. A late medieval date range is therefore suggested.

Class: Double loop

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Exactly AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 25.1 mm
Weight: 5.95 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge
Identified by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Wherwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3739
Four figure Latitude: 51.14907074
Four figure longitude: -1.4724026
1:25K map: SU3739
1:10K map: SU33NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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