LEIC-FC93DD: Medieval copper alloy buckle

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Unique ID: LEIC-FC93DD

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Medieval copper alloy buckle. 35mm in length, 14mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 4.43grams.

The object is trapezoidal in form with a rectangular cross section. It consists of a semi -circular short shaft which is plain and incomplete. This runs into a trapezoidal 'loop' starting with a raised collar butting up to a plain rectangular plate. This has a small central hole just beyond the collar and a larger one at the far end which houses a tapering folded pin. At the far end of the 'loop' is a further flat plate which has a slight raised collar next to the loop and then a row of three small circular holes filling it. The objects form suggests a spur buckle?

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 4.43 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8022
Four figure Latitude: 52.78965158
Four figure longitude: -0.81514442
1:25K map: SK8022
1:10K map: SK82SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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

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