LEIC-45954C: Medieval copper alloy buckle and plate

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Unique ID: LEIC-45954C

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Medieval copper alloy buckle and intergal plate, c. 35mm long and 12mm wide, with a weight of 3.3g.

The object is sub rectangular in form and rectangular in cross section. It consists of a rectangular shaped single loop buckle frame, with a slightly off set short end, which is attached to a probably semi-circular cross sectioned shaft with worn edges suggesting it is incomplete. Where the two join there is a swelling to accomodate a circular hole which would have held the pin and below this (as shown) is a hole which is filled with a circular cross sectioned rivet.

These are often referred to a spur buckles, but they may have been used for many purposes and the long shaft on this one would suggest it is not suitable for a spur. Recently recorded similar examples include KENT-CC890C, GLO-73E387 and KENT-427CCB.


Recorded via e-mail photos by finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 35 mm
Width: 12 mm
Weight: 3.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Rearsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6414
Four figure Latitude: 52.71987621
Four figure longitude: -1.05392276
1:25K map: SK6414
1:10K map: SK61SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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