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Record ID: DOR-E54451
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete copper alloy trapezoidal double-looped buckle with an integral centre bar and a separately applied pin. The frame is rectangular with pointed projections at the centre of each of the short outer edges, each with a transverse central groove.. The corners have expanded, rounded knops and there is a rounded knop at either end of the centre bar. The apertures are trapezoidal. The frame is undecorated and rectangular in cross section.The centre bar is narrowed from the frame and trapezoidal in cross section, The rear face is flat and undecorated. The pin is tapering with the wide…
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: SOM-5325C5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A post-medieval copper alloy double loop buckle dating to cAD1500 - AD1650. The loops are both oval in shape and with the outer edge extended into a point with a transverse notch for the pin, one is slightly chipped at the point. The pin is missing. There is a patinated break through one loop but it is only slightly distorted. The buckle has a shiny brown patina, especially on the convex front but is plain on the flat back. It measures 39.81mm in length, 22.88mm in width, 2.69mm in thickness and weighs 4.72g. A similar example can be found in Whitehead (2003:55) no.315 which he sugges…
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-83478D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy single looped buckle dating to c.1250 -1500. The frame is oval with expanded outside edge which is D-shaped in cros section. The bar is narrowed and offset with knops at the ends. The pin is missing. Reference: Whitehead 1996, Buckles 1250-1800, pg.19, no.54 & 55 Date: Medieval Dimensions: 23.18 mm x 13.34 mm x 3.17 mm Weight: 1.90 g
Created on: Monday 4th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2019
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Record ID: DOR-05D2B2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle plate. Only the front half only of a folded sheet metal plate. It is rectangular sheet of copper alloy with a circular attachment in either corner at one end and, at the opposite end,are two narrowed rectangular tabs which are the remnants of where the plate was folded over the bar of the missing buckle and the rectangular notch to allow for the attachment of the pin. The front of the plate is decorated with an indistinct relief design the recesses of which may have been enamelled The rear of the plate is undecorated. The plate is slightly ben…
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
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Record ID: WILT-33E87F
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A Medieval copper alloy single looped buckle, of Cassels' (2013) type 1.5C, probably dating to c. AD 1350-1400. The buckle consists of a sub-circular shaped frame with an offset bar flanked by knops. A large knop, with transverse collar, expands from the outer edge of the buckle frame, there is evidence of wear around the bar suggesting the original presence of a pin, Dimensions: 17.28mm in length ; 12.19mm in width; 1.32g in weight. cf. Griffiths, Philpott & Egan (2007: 94) nos. 622-629.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-332FDF
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Medieval copper alloy buckle plate, probably dating to c. AD 1250 - 1400. The surviving fragment comprises of the front plate only, folded roughly in half on the transverse axis, and with the back plate lost to an old break. The plate is rectangular and undecorated, with a rectangular slot at the buckle-end to accommodate a pin. Dimensions: 18.23mm in length and therefore c 36mm in length originally; 15.40mm in width; 1.47g in weight. compare to similar examples on this database, such as SOM-AC0CFC.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-32E79B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Medieval cast copper alloy single looped D shape buckle, of Meols type 2 and Cassells' type 1.3B, probably dating to c. AD 1250-1350. The buckle consists of a D-shaped frame with narrowed and offset bar, with a wide exterior edge with a central groove forming a pin rest. A small fragment of the pin survives in situ, although the shaft is lost to an old break. Dimensions: 17.45mm in length (bar to outer edge); 25.55mm in width; 4.92g in weight. cf. Griffiths, Philpott & Egan (2007: 88) nos. 472-489.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-CEBC6A
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A medieval (1350-1450) copper alloy composite buckle, incomplete in so far as it is missing the ends of its arms as well as its pin and two sheet plates. The object comprises an oval lipped frame (the outside edge forming a triangular point at the centre) and an integral forked spacer plate. The internal measurements of the frame are 11.8x17.3mm. It is flat to the underside while the opposite face has faceted edges, leaving a triangular area behind the lip as the only flat part. There are diagonal tooling marks on both faces. The forked spacer extends c.24mm behind the frame and carrie…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-12A33D
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete late medieval to early post-medieval (1400-1700) copper alloy composite buckle missing its separate iron bar. The object is D-shaped with a triangular cross-section, being flat to the underside with a right-angled inside edge and angled top edge. The ends extend into a flat oval loop with a central perforation; there are traces of orange iron corrosion within both perforations. The outer edge of the buckle is decorated with 4 pairs of raised lines, the inner 2 parallel pairs of lines, which would have formed the groove for the pin and the outer 2 pairs meet at the inner e…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-12184B
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper-alloy Medieval buckle consisting of the frame and pin. It is a disc-on-pin buckle dating from AD 1300 - 1400 ( Redmayne type B). The frame is semi-circular in cross-section with a narrowed bar for the copper-alloy pin. Narrow notches on the back of the frame would have held a wire bar at right angles to the pin, but this is missing.The pin is formed from a small section of copper alloy with a loop to suspend it from the buckle frame, The centre of the pin expands into a circular disc decorated with an oval hollow in the centre. The pin then tapers to a sharp point. The pointed…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: DOR-EBBD19
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy military buckle possibly of Hawkes and Dunning Type IIA (1961) dating to AD 350 - 450. The buckle is of the open mouthed face to face dolphin or fish type, the plate is missing. The fish appear to be holding a lozenge shape between their mouths and they have enlarged eyes formed by an incised dot and circle. Each creature has six pronounced fins along its back, below is a diagonal incised groove running from head to mid-way to the tail. From here its tail curls in on its body and appears to form another head with a small incised dot and circle forming an eye. The remnant…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: DOR-972BEB
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy annular buckle. The frame is circular and flat. There is a separately applied centre bar of a different copper alloy attached to the rear of the frame. The heads of the attachments are visible on the front of the frame. The bar is thin with an oval cross section. Attached to the bar is a small, D-sectioned copper alloy bar. One end is hooked around the bar, the other tapers to a point. There is a low transverse ridge at the hooked end. Date: Late Medieval - c. 1350 - 1500 Diameter: 22.07 mm Thickness: 1.64 mm Weight: 1.21 g
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-97241C
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy oval annular buckle with integral centre bar. The frame is D-shaped in cross section. The bar is off-set, narrow and has a circular cross section. The rear is flat and undecorated. The pin is missing.Reference: Whitehead 1996 p. 44, No. 283 Date: Post Medieval - c. 1650 - 1720 Dimensions: 30.60mm x 23.67mm x 2.57mm. Weight: 4.82g
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Sunday 25th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-9714CE
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy double looped buckle. A pointed oval buckle frame with a shallow D-section. The loop apertures are kidney-shaped. At the outer edge of both loops is a fluted, trefoil moulding. The bar is narrowed from the frame and D-shaped in cross section. At either end of the bar is a fluted trefoil knop. The rear is flat and undecorated. Reference: Whitehead 1996 p. 66, Nos. 397 & 398 Date: Post medieval - c. 1550 - 1650 Dimensions: 49.44mm x 31.30mm x 2.74mm. Weight: 8.71g
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: DOR-86A2F2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1350-1650. The frame consists of two oval loops, one has a break. The inside edges are chamfered, the cross section is plano convex. The outside edges are slightly expanded. The central bar is narrowed from the frame and has a triangular cross section. The pin is D-shaped in section and is hooked around he centre bar, it tapers to a rounded point. The reverse is flat and undecorated.Reference: Whitehead.R, pg.53, no.293. Date: Medieval to early Post Medieval.Dimensions: 35.78mm x 21.30mm x 2.44mm. Weight: 4.74g
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-853F91
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1550-1650. The pin is missing. The frame consists of two oval loops with bevelled inside and outside edges. There are lobed knops at two symmetrical points on each loop and at either end of the strap bar. The central bar is slightly narrowed and has a trapezoidal cross section. Both faces show black coating. The reverse is flat and undecorated.Reference: Whitehead.R, pg.63, no.382. Date: Post Medieval.Dimensions: 36.47mm x 22.35mm x 2.47mm. Weight: 5.50g
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-7346EC
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1550-1650. The pin is missing. The frame consists of two oval loops with bevelled inside and outside edges. There are lobed knops at two symmetrical points on each loop and at either end of the strap bar. The central bar is slightly narrowed and has a trapezoidal cross section. Both faces show black coating. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Reference: Whitehead.R, pg.63, no.382. Date: Post Medieval. Dimensions: 37.06mm x 23.23mm x 3.11mm. Weight: 7.24g
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3154F0
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete copper alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1350-1650. The pin is missing. The frame is made up of two oval loops that have a plano-convex section and chamfered inside edges. The centre bar is narrowed from the frame, it has a trapezoidal section. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Reference: Whitehead.R, 1996, pg.53, no.294. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval. Dimensions: 23.91mm x 19.68mm x 2.42mm Weight: 2.89g
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-08E2CB
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An copper alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1350-1650. The frame is made up of two oval loops that have a plano-convex section and chamfered inside edges. The centre bar is narrowed from the frame, it has a trapezoidal section. The pin is wrapped around the central bar and tapers to a blunt point, it has a trapezoidal section. The reverse is flat and undecorated.Reference: Whitehead.R, 1996, pg.53, no.294. Date: Medieval to Post Medieval Dimensions: 21.58mm x 17.09mm x 2.06mm (pin length 12.12mm) Weight: 2.18g
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Saturday 27th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-F143ED
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy double looped buckle dating to c.1550-1650. The buckle comprises an oval frame with oval loops, the frame is thin and flat and decorated with moulded ribs and grooves giving a scalloped outside edge, there is a pointed expansion at the centre of the outside edges. The centre bar is narrowed from the frame and D-shaped in section with a small knop at either end. The pin is made from one sheet of copper alloy and is wrapped at one end around the bar, it has a D-shaped section and tapers to a rounded point. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Reference: Whitehead, 1996, pg…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2018
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