DEV-081A29: Medieval buckle

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Unique ID: DEV-081A29

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy buckle of medieval date (c. 1350-1400).

A double oval framed buckle, composed of two D-shaped loops with a central bar. The frame itself is convex in cross section, with a flat reverse. The frame is angled, and it is very similar to Egan and Pritchard (1991: 82) number 333. There is a small raised linear decoration marking the points where the central bar meets the frame at both top and bottom edges. The bar is much more sharply angled and is triangular in cross section.The pin survives on the central bar, and is trapezoid in cross section, with a flat top and bottom and angled sides, tapering to a point at its terminal.

It is 23.3mm wide at the point where the bar meets the frame, and the widest point of the loops measures 25.1mm. It is 36.3mm in length, while the pin is 21.4mm in length from the bar to its terminal. The frame is 2.5mm thick, the bar is 2.4mm thick and the pin is 1.5mm thick. It weighs 6.47g.

Class: Cassels Type 1.4A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.3 mm
Width: 23.3 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 6.47 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th October 2018 - Thursday 15th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017777

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Clyst St. George (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9788
Four figure Latitude: 50.68251077
Four figure longitude: -3.45929633
1:25K map: SX9788
1:10K map: SX98NE
Grid reference source: From 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: DEV
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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