YORYM-43E17B: Post-Medieval : Buckle.

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Unique ID: YORYM-43E17B

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An incomplete copper-alloy decorative double looped rectangular buckle frame of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1600-1700. The buckle frame has straight edges at top and bottom and inside the two loops. There is an ovoid knop on each external corner of the frame. At the left and right sides are sub-triangular projections with inwardly curving edges beginning at the oval corner knops and meeting in a central point. A faintly incised straight line runs vertically down the left and right sides at the base of these projections. A second faintly incised line runs horizontally from the inner edge of the frame to the points of the side projections. At top and bottom there is a small knop on the outer edge of the frame at either end of a thin central strap bar. The reverse is plain. No trace of a pin or strap remains.

The metal is dark grey in colour with small brass-coloured chips and scratches on the underside. The buckle frame is 38.5mm in length, 23.2mm in width, 2.8mm thick, and weighs 6.2g.

Similar buckle frames are illustrated in Whitehead (1996) p.79 and are given a date range of c.AD 1600-1700.

Buckle frames of this type have been recorded on the database as WILT-CA30C5, DENO-D80704, and YORYM-4F422C.


Whitehead, R. (1996). Buckles 1250-1800. Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.5 mm
Width: 23.2 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 6.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Tilley
Identified by: Miss Emily Tilley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05774

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Brandsby-cum-Stearsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6071
Four figure Latitude: 54.13135641
Four figure longitude: -1.08327885
1:25K map: SE6071
1:10K map: SE67SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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