SF-5F5071: SF-5F5071

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: SF-5F5071

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of an enamelled copper alloy medieval buckle plate. Only the outer part of the rectangular plate survives. There is a well worn break across the inner end and a further notch missing from one corner. The outer face is decorated with a raised border and the rear part of a heraldic beast (very likely a lion) in the centre. The recessed field behind this designed is filled with the remains of red enamel.

Griffiths et al. (2007, 107, pl.18, nos.851 & 852) illustrate two similar examples from Meols featuring lions rampant against enamelled fields. These authors suggest a 13th century to early 14th century date range for this type of plate (ibid., 106). See also an example from excavations in London (Egan and Pritchard (1991, 111-12, no.500).

Length: 16.56mm, width: 16.54mm, thickness: 1.42mm, weight: 1.58g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.56 mm
Width: 16.54 mm
Thickness: 1.42 mm
Weight: 1.58 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
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

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

References cited

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