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Unique ID: NMS-4D74C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy fragment probably one half of a laterally folded Medieval composite buckle plate. The fragment consists of a thin trapezoidal sheet broken laterally across the narrow end. The corners of the unbroken end are rounded with a large rivet hole in each, One hole has the rivet and rove extant and suggests the original thickness, including strap and second side of the plate, was approximately 6mm. The front face is engraved with six equally spaced wavy transverse lines that go across the full width.There are substantial remains of gilding on the front face also. There is a similar undecorated example on the database - see LIN-6375B8. Circa AD1200-1500.

Length; 22mm (extant), width; 23.5mm. thickness; 0.8mm. Weight: 2.53g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Exactly AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 23.5 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th October 2018 - Monday 8th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 63031
Other reference: GCENF145467

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Litcham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF8717
Four figure Latitude: 52.71832866
Four figure longitude: 0.76723726
1:25K map: TF8717
1:10K map: TF81NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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