History: Record ID: WAW-EE8DB6 – MEDIEVAL buckle

History: Record ID: WAW-EE8DB6 – MEDIEVAL buckle


WAW-EE8DB6: Medieval buckle (plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-EE8DB6

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

Medieval (mid 14th to early 15th century) buckle: The copper alloy buckle has an oval frame with an integral spacer. The frame, on the outer edge at the apex, has a small triangular integral protrusion with a notch for the pin. The upper surface of the frame is sub-D-shaped in section. Integral to the strap bar is a forked spacer. There are two arms to the spacer which taper to a broken edge. The pin is missing.

The surface of the buckle frame has a light green patina.

The buckle frame and spacer measures 20.43mm long and 15.22mm wide. It weighs 1.15g.

Margeson (1993) illustrates a similar example, No. 137 and dates this to the 14th century. Egan and Pritchard (Egan and Pritchard 2002) illustrate similar buckles with integral spacers (Nos. 322 to 330) which are dated to the mid 14th to early 15th century.

Egan G. and Pritchard F. 2002 Dress Accessories Boydell Press

Margeson, S. 1993 Norwich Households: Medieval and Post Medieval Finds From Norwich Survey, Excavations 1971-78. East Anglian Archaeology 58

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Period from: MEDIEVAL

Period to: MEDIEVAL

Date from: Exactly AD 1350

Date to: Exactly AD 1425

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Length: 20.43 mm

Width: 15.22 mm

Weight: 1.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Sunday 1st January 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton

Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

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