SF-5D58E9: SF-5D58E9

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Unique ID: SF-5D58E9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete gilded copper alloy medieval buckle plate. The original shape of the plate is uncertain as there is damage around all edges. There is a rectangular slot in the centre of the inner side where the pin would have sat originally and to either side of this damaged strips decorated with parallel transverse grooves. There are three small circular attachment holes through the plate, one through the outer end and two through the inner end. Traces of gilding can be seen on the outer surface.

Plates of this form are found on several types of medieval buckle and without the rest of the frame they are difficult to date more closely.

Length: 25.19mm, width: 20.65mm, thickness: 1.22mm, weight: 1.65g

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 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.19 mm
Width: 20.65 mm
Thickness: 1.22 mm
Weight: 1.65 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Brockley

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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
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