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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SF-1B37CD

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy single looped buckle with integral plate dating to the Medieval period, c. 1250-1400. Only the plate survives, the frame missing in old damage. It is broadly triangular in plan, now bent at an angle of c. 45 degrees due to post-depositional damage. Directly behind the frame are two rivet holes, one for accomodating the original pin and the other presumably to aid in attaching the buckle to a strap. The sides of the plate taper inwards after this point, ending in a cusped terminal. Preserved in rather poor condition with an uneven brownish patina, it survives to a length of c. 27.5mm (accounting for the bend), 6.53mm wide by 0.87mm thick at its midpoint and weighs 2.52g.

For broad parallels, see Whitehead (2003) nos. 195-198.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 27.5 mm
Width: 6.53 mm
Thickness: 0.87 mm
Weight: 2.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Hopton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: SF
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