LANCUM-191A25: Copper-alloy buckle fragment

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Unique ID: LANCUM-191A25

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Fragment from a copper-alloy single-loop rectangular buckle of medieval date (c. 1350 - 1400 AD). The fragment is the expanded outer edge of the buckle frame. It is sub-triangular in section, with four parallel transverse grooves on one side and a cross-shaped pin notch on the other. Two spurs are all that remain of the rest of the frame, terminating in worn, broken edges. The fragment is dark-brown in colour with some mottled green surface corrosion. It is 21.68mm in length, 12.50mm in width and 4.78mm in thickness. It weighs 3.36g.

More complete examples of this type of buckle can be seen in Whitehead (2003) Buckles, p. 27, nos. 135 - 139. These have provided the date range suggested for the example under discussion.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.68 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 4.78 mm
Weight: 3.36 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5687

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Near Cockermouth

Spatial coordinates

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: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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