PUBLIC-D0BBCE: Medieval buckle frame: single loop

Rights Holder: Patrick Brown
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An incomplete, cast, copper alloy buckle frame of medieval or post medieval date, AD c. 1350-c. 1650. The artefact consists of the outer loop of either a single loop, D shaped buckle or a double looped (spectacle) buckle. The frame has a triangular shaped, notched pin rest, with a decorative groove either side. The frame is oval in cross section, and is titled so that the outer face slopes outwards and downwards towards the rear. It has an even mid- green coloured well preserved surface patina.

Weight 2.7g. Remaining length 20mm, width 28mm, thickness 3.8mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20 mm
Width: 28 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

  • Whitehead, R., 2003 Buckles 1250-1800 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing pages 20-21 , no69 to no76

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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