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Buckles plates
with or without fragments

 

Buckle plates with fragments

 

Buckle plate
with belt fragment

BUPWF01


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
45mm x 23mm
Weight: 7.23 grams

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method, and has three rivets in situ which are complete. The plate is plain and undecorated although there are traces of white on the surface which may be enamel.

A tiny trace of belt fragment remains attached to the central rivet.

Buckle plate
with belt fragment
BUWF02

Object
: Buckle plate
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 37mm x 14mm
Weight: 5.13 grams

Notes: Buckle plate is contructed from a single folded rectangular piece of sheet which is slightly shaped at the fold. The ends have a slight concave . It has three piercings with two of the rivets intact. The buckle plate is plain and undecorated.

Leather belt fragment survives.

 

Buckle plates without fragments
D Shaped
Buckle plate
with gilding
BUP01


Object
: Buckle plate
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material: Bronze with gold gilding
Size: 21mm x 20mm
Weight: 2.04 grams

Notes: The plate is semi-circular in shape and is constructed in the folded sheet method. Small amounts of gold gilding remain. Two rivet heads remain with a third piercing for another rivet which is missing. Decorative single line around the plate.
 
Buckle plates without fragments
Rectangular
Buckle plate
with four hearts

BUP02


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin:
Raskelf near Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
Material: copper alloy, gold gilding
Size:
40mm x 28mm
Weight: 8.03 grams

Notes: Top plate of a medieval buckle plate.This is a Medieval buckle plate.... the buckle is missing. Four rivets remain with the central piece missing... it has a really nice fine engraved 8 petal flower made from four hearts within a circle on top... partial gilding remaining.


Ex Martins Collection. This is one of a number of metal detector finds that were found over a period of years by the late Mr Chris Martins (1947 - 2018) of Helperby Manor Estate near York in North Yorkshire on his own land.
Buckle plate
without buckle

BUP03


Object: Buckle plate
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material: gilded
Size: 40mm x 15mm
Weight: 7.73 grams

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method, and has four rivets in situ which are complete. The plate has several patches of gold gilding and an etched scalloped line around the edge.
Buckle plate
with punchwork
BUP05

Object: Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval.
Country of Origin: England
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
36mm x 13mm
Weight: 2.18 grams

Notes
: Single buckle plate which is rectangular in shape. Plate has two rows of punched lines parallel to the plate edges. Construction appears to be originally folded plate.
The reverse of the buckle plate is missing. There is a singular piercing for a rivet, which is absent.

Similar to: Buckle plate fragment, Pritchard & Egan, MoL Dress Accessories, Item 533, Found Swan Lane, London.
Buckle plate
with cross hatching

BUP04


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: York, Yorkshire, England
Material:
Size:
32mm x 15mm
Weight:
4.57 grams

Notes: Buckle plate of folded construction. Two lines run the length of the buckle plate with cross hatching flanking both sides. There are two raised domes at the end of the plate. Two rivets are complete and in situ. The top of the plate has a circular piercing to accommodate the buckle and pin which are not present.
Buckle plate
without buckle

BUP06

Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
30mm x 12mm
Weight: 4.03 grams

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method, and has three rivets in situ which are complete. The plate is plain with a singlular line etched around the edge.

Buckle plate
undecorated
BUP08

Object: Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Cumbria, England
Material: Copper alloy/bronze
Size:
38mm x 15mm
Weight: 5.30 grams


Notes
: The buckle plate is plain and has the faintest tracings of a border around the edges of the plate. It has two piercings. One piercing for a rivet to join the belt and the second piercing to house the buckle pin.

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