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Record ID: NMGW-2853B5
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy buckle of 2nd or 3rd century AD date The buckle is incomplete, and is missing a little less than half of the buckle‚Äôs width. The buckle has a length of 45.83mm, a maximum surviving width of 29.83mm and weighs 5.4g. The buckle frame is of flat section with a thickness of 2.3mm. The outside edge of the frame is curved and extends into the interior of the frame with a C-scroll, terminating in circular knops either side of the recess for the pin. At the rear of the buckle is a rectangular loop, with a T-shaped aperture, to secure the strap. The front of the frame is d…
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 6th March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-9D50B7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy buckle of Late Roman date, probably from the 4th century AD. The buckle consists of the frame and pin, the frame has a length of 17.6mm, a maximum width of 19.1mm and weighs 2.4g. The buckle frame is D-shaped with triangular wings on each side of the outside edge of the frame. The pin restriction is defined by a broad groove with two central incised lines. The upper surface of the frame is decorated with punched and incised decoration, of dots and ring-and-dot motifs. The bar is plain with an internal width of 11.5mm and a thickness of 1.6mm. The rear of the frame is …
Created on: Monday 21st February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-9210B8
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Roman to early Medieval copper alloy buckle of Hawkes and Dunning Type IB (1961) of late 4th to early 5th century AD date. The buckle is missing the pin, but is otherwise complete and has an overall length of 17.2mm and a width of 13.1mm. The buckle is D-shaped with protruding zoomorphic decoration, comprising back-to-back horse head decoration positioned on the outside edge of the frame. The features of the horse are defined by incised lines representing the mane and mouth and punched ring-and-dot for the eye. The outside edge of the frame has moulded decoration and two punched …
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2005
Last updated: Saturday 15th December 2012
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Record ID: NMGW-95D7B1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Newport
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy buckle with trapeziform extension. The buckle is flat on both faces but the hoop is more rounded on the front. The sides of the extension are faceted. The loop is ovoid with the ends curved back upon themselves forming a decorative scroll design. The central bar is slight and appears worn. There is a slight wear facet where the now missing pin met the frame. The extension has a rectangular opening before a rectangular terminal with a fairly irregular slot which would have housed the belt tongue. The end bar is rounded in profile. The rectangular terminal has notched s…
Created on: Monday 7th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-A3B6C7
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman copper alloy buckle probably of 2nd to 3rd century date The buckle frame is complete but the pin is missing (with a length of 32.8mm and a weight of 5.7g). The strap was attached around a rectangular slot (16.4m long and 8.2mm wide, 11.0mm x 3.2mm internal) at the rear of the buckle of rectangular section (2.0mm thick). The buckle has a minimum width (of 11.5mm) before expanding to the curved outside edge (with a maximum width of 26.5mm). The frame is of sub-triangular section (3.0m thick) and has a decorative C-scroll in the interior, flanking either side of the bar. The bar…
Created on: Friday 11th March 2011
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2012
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Record ID: NMGW-1ED1A1
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Roman copper alloy buckle, probably of 4th or early 5th century date (Worrell 2010, 416, no. 1, fig. 3). The buckle is complete, comprising a frame, pin or tongue and plate (with an overall length of 97mm and a weight of 72.8g). The buckle frame is zoomorphic with two horse's heads facing each other and meeting at the centre (with a maximum thickness of 5.5mm). The ears of the horse protrude at the sides (producing a maximum width for the frame of 42.9mm). The snouts of the horses expand towards their ends and are separated by moulded grooves, defining a central rounded knop. The…
Created on: Tuesday 30th March 2010
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2012
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Record ID: NMGW-7BB227
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy buckle of uncertain date, possibly late Roman or medieval The buckle is of oval form with ornate outside edge and is incomplete, missing the bar and pin (with a length of 29.9mm, a width of 44.9mm and a weight of 8.5g). The outside edge of the frame is of rectangular section (14.6mm wide and 2.8mm thick) and has elaborate decoration, comprising three open C-shaped arcs, the central 'C' faces outwards and is flanked on either side by the remaining two arcs. Each of the 'C' shaped openings is bordered by a groove, defining a ribbed border. At the centre, is a notch to ac…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-E718C4
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy military buckle of 'Kidney-bean' type with internal scroll and stepped-strap connector of 2nd century AD date The buckle is near-complete, missing the pin and one of the scroll terminal (with an overall length of 41.5mm and a weight of 12.4g). The outside edge of the frame is of sub-rectangular section (3mm wide and 3.4mm thick) and is re-curved back to the neck (with a maximum width of 33.6mm). The frame continues into the interior of the buckle with a scroll either side of the missing pin. The bar is circular sectioned (1.5mm diameter and 5.7mm long). The nec…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-2C8F7E
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Roman copper alloy zoomorphic buckle of Hawkes and Dunning type IA. The buckle is fragmentary, represented by a half of the outside of the frame, or possibly one of the inner scroll terminals (with a surviving length of 24.2mm, a surviving width of 26.0mm and a weight of 10.0g). At the base of the fragment is the broken basal part of the frame of D-shaped section (4.8mm wide and 3.7mm thick) which has a broken lug, likely to have been attached to the bar. The interior frame is of moulded dolphin form and although a break is not obvious, it is possible that there was a pellet at …
Created on: Thursday 18th June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Detecting Wales Rally Near Moorlinch, Street', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW3114
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy double-looped oval buckle with angled frame. There is a moulded decoration on the frame and lobed knops at either end of the narrowed strap bar. Dimensions 29mm x 24mm, weight 5 grams. Sixteenth to mid seventeenth century. For a close parallel cf. Whitehead 1996, 56, no.323).
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW119
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy, slightly angled, undecorated double oval frame with bevelled edges. Dimensions 33 x 23mm, thickness 2mm.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llandegveth area, Monmouthshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW120
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy, undecorated, rounded D-shaped buckle frame with splayed feet and narrowed bar. Dimensions 30mm x 27mm, thickness 1-1.5mm.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llandegveth area, Monmouthshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW121
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Newport
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy, D-shaped single-looped buckle with flat, knopped frame and narrowed bar. Dimensions 27 x 26mm, thickness 1.5mm.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caerleon area, South Wales', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW339
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stamped copper alloy (bronze or brass) buckle of sub-rectangular shape with a wide frame. The frame is decorated with stamped impressions of small tokens which imitate ancient coins. There are four types of token/coin impression including: a pious pelican, a horse and rider, a male classical bust looking right and a female classical bust looking left. The buckle is fitted with an open rectangular-shaped chape and three short tongues. It is a knee buckle of eighteenth century date. Tight fitting breeches that were buttoned or buckled below the knee were the fashion for men between about…
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW349
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-787653
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cardiff
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy buckle of 17th century date The buckle is of rectangular double-framed form and is complete (less the pin), but has broken with a length of 47.3mm and a width of 31.21mm. Both outer edges and the central area, above the bar, are decorated with trefoil knops. The buckle weighs 6.8g and has poor surface preservation with a mid-green patina.
Created on: Friday 13th January 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 18th September 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-E206D2
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy rectangular framed buckle with central bar, of Post Medieval date, probably 17th century. The buckle is concave along its length; the outside edge of the frame at both ends is sub-triangular. The side of the frame are angled inwards slightly and have a rounded knop at the position of the central bar. The buckle has retained the pin, which is of D-shaped section and has a transverse ridge. The frame was originally tinned, but is otherwise plain.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-25EE72
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Medieval or Post Medieval lead alloy or pewter buckle frame fragment. The fragment is flat and is likely to be from an ornate double oval buckle. The upper face is decorated on each knop with a moulded reversed scroll. The fragment has broken at the centre (bar) and at the top and bottom. Remnants of silvering or tinning survive on the rear of the buckle.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-28AC12
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval copper alloy asymmetrical buckle, probably of 17th century date The buckle is concave in profile with one rounded and one straight edge. The buckle frame has a length of 25.73mm, a width of 20.40mm and a depth of 6.99mm. The buckle employed a chape, wrapped around the integral bar with a slot to take the pin Iron corrosion around the slot suggests an iron pin. The terminal of the chape has been lost. The outside edges of the buckle are likely to have carried moulded decoration now lost. The buckle has a pale green surface and weighs 5.2g.
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 6th March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-ADDE67
Object type: BUCKLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast ornate copper alloy buckle with a double oval frame, probably dating to the from the 17th or 18th century. The frame has scrolled mouldings at the missing iron bar, and further decorative mouldings forming the pin notch. The frame has a rounded upper face with a flat back. The buckle was originally gilded.
Created on: Tuesday 8th July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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