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Unique ID: SF-5F4036

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete medieval to post-medieval copper alloy annular buckle. The frame has a slightly flattened oval cross-section. The pin consists of a single strip of copper alloy wrapped around the frame at one end and pointed at the other end. It survives in good condition with a green, shiny patina and a little corrosion in places.

Egan and Pritchard (1991, 64) suggest that the annular buckle form was in use from the late 14th century into the Post-Medieval period.

Diameter: 29.28mm, thickness: 2.74mm, weight: 4.35g

Length of pin: 31.23mm, width: 3.82mm, thickness: 1.33mm

Class: Annular

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 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.74 mm
Weight: 4.35 g
Diameter: 29.28 mm

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
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

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

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