SOM-A22F7E: Post-Medieval double loop buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SOM-A22F7E

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A complete Post-Medieval cast copper alloy double loop shoe buckle dating to c. AD 1690 to 1720. The buckle consists of a frame with a separate spindle, a pin and a chape.

The frame is sub-rectangular in shape with rounded corner on the inner side. It is convex on the front and concave on the back. The top and bottom edges widen and thicken in the centre, with a raised central section that tapers in width towards the ends. Through the thickened area is a transverse drilled hole where a spindle still survives. The outer sides of the loops are also thickened in the centre with a convex curved inner edge.

On the spindle is a copper alloy pin. It has a cylindrical base and long triangular point D-shaped in section, with a flat back. The chape is a simple tab of copper alloy sheet bent in half around the strap bar with a central rectangular slot for the pin. It is triangular-shaped with the point side projecting into an elongated rounded knop, which would have a raised stud at the end where now remains an empty hole. The buckle has a brown-red patina with pale green areas. It has slightly traces of a white coating all over.

The buckle measures 28.4 mm in length from the frame to the chape, 17.8 mm in width, 3mm in thickness at the wider part of the frame and weighs 2.72 g.

Whitehead (2003: 102) illustrates similar examples, no.660, which he dates to c.1690-1720 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690
Date to: Circa AD 1720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.4 mm
Width: 17.8 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 2.72 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sabrina Ruffino
Identified by: Miss Sabrina Ruffino

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt no. 17698

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: West Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Carhampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST0044
Four figure Latitude: 51.18644975
Four figure longitude: -3.43223163
1:25K map: ST0044
1:10K map: ST04SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing 102 , 660wh

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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