BUC-EF4FF9: Medieval Buckle

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: BUC-EF4FF9

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A complete copper alloy medieval buckle and plate dating from c. AD 1350-1400. The buckle frame is rectangular in shape, the outer frame is rounded and oval in cross section with a bevelled inside edge.The rest of the frame is D shaped in cross section.

The buckle plate consists of a sheet of copper alloy folded over the pin bar. There is an oval notch in the centre beside the pin bar where the pin sits, this is a piece of copper alloy that is wrapped round the pin bar. It narrows to a point at the terminal end and is D shaped in cross section. The buckle plate is worn and broken, and only a small part of the top sheet remains. There are remains of small circular indentations in the centre. The underneath sheet is sub triangular in shape, with a rounded projection at the terminal end. This is worn and broken, and has a circular rivet hole in the centre. There is no decoration on this sheet. The buckle plate is distorted out of shape, and no longer lies flat.

The buckle and plate has a mid green patina, and measures 36.9mm in length, 21.3mm in width, and weighs 3.42g.

A similar buckle can be seen in Egan and Pritchard 1991, page 96, number 435.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 36.9 mm
Width: 21.3 mm
Weight: 3.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4933

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Clifton Reynes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9050
Four figure Latitude: 52.14097296
Four figure longitude: -0.68630372
1:25K map: SP9050
1:10K map: SP95SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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