WAW-8361D9: Medieval buckle (plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-8361D9

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Medieval buckle ( mid 13th to 14th centuries): A fragment of a cast copper alloy buckle which is the apex of the loop. In plan this fragment is sub-triangular with a wide, rectangular notch. The notch is decorated with three rows of small notches. The notch is bordered by a groove. Either side of the notch there is an integral triangular section whose lower corners tapers to a broken frame and the upper corner terminates with a flat knop. These sections are decorated with a fine notches. The frame has a mottled matte mid green patina.

The buckle measures 10.81mm long, 21.31mm wide across the buckle frame. It weighs 2.25g.

Whitehead (Whitehead, R. 1996 Buckles 1250-1800 Greenlight Publishing) illustrates a similar buckle, No. 111 dating it to the mid 13th to 14th centuries.

Class: projecting outer edge

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: 10.81 mm
Width: 21.31 mm
Weight: 2.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th February 2017 - Friday 25th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Shrawley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8165
Four figure Latitude: 52.28280941
Four figure longitude: -2.27993574
1:25K map: SO8165
1:10K map: SO86NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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