WILT-03DD5D:

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: WILT-03DD5D

Object type certainty: Possibly
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An incomplete medieval copper alloy brooch dating to cAD1150 - 1250 . The object consists of a circular frame, now slightly distorted, with a thin rectangular cross section and two notches, on opposing sides of the frame. On a line perpendicular to these, two hooked projections expand outwards from the frame, both with a zoomorphic terminal.

Dimensions: 33.84mm in length, 19.63mm in width, and weighs 2.34g.

A similar artefact with a circular frame and opposing hooked extensions is illustrated in Saunders, 2012, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Medieval Catalogue, Volume 4, figure 13, number 8 and is attributed to the early to mid-thirteenth century. More complete examples, such as SWYOR-1CB26C, would suggest that the notches originally held a separately made copper alloy bar, and that the object functioned as a buckle, rather than brooch, although given its small size a functional use seems doubtful.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Exactly AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.84 mm
Width: 19.63 mm
Weight: 2.34 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

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Alderbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1925
Four figure Latitude: 51.02405976
Four figure longitude: -1.73047008
1:25K map: SU1925
1:10K map: SU12NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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