CORN-AD2804: trapezoidal buckle

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Unique ID: CORN-AD2804

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One loop and the strap bar of a cast copper-alloy double-loop buckle with a trapezoidal frame. The fragment is 20 mm long and 23.5 mm wide, 3.5 mm thick and weighs 4.3 g. The upper and lower frame elements are 2.5 mm wide with bevelled inner edges. The inner edge of the remaining frame is vertical, with a pointed knop on the outer edge and ovoid knops at the corners. The pointed knop has a transverse groove which acted as the pin rest, but the pin is now missing. There are convex lobed protrusions at both ends of the strap bar, which is flush with the frame and trapezoidal in section. The tinning survives on the upper surface of the frame and in patches on the back of the frame.

Whitehead (1996) illustrates a very similar trapezoidal buckle that is tinned on p.84, no.523, dating from c.1620-1680.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1680

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 23.5 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 4.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 11th May 2018 - Monday 14th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW6728
Four figure Latitude: 50.10627548
Four figure longitude: -5.259892
1:25K map: SW6728
1:10K map: SW68NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing p.84 , no.523

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 30 days ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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