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Buckles with plates
without belt fragments, buckle spacers


Buckles with plates
with trapezoid or rectangular buckle frames

Buckle and plate
with 5 hearts
BUWP01

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval. circa 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: London, England
Material: Ae bronze composition
Size: Length 49mm x width 12mm
Weight: 5.67 grams

Notes: Ex-London collection. Thames foreshore find. Described as "very fine" condition. Plate is made of one piece of folded thin metal with 5 stamped hearts and a row of punched circles down each sise. Pin complete and moves freely. Two rivets remain. Buckle frame is rectangular shaped with a central bar from which the plate and pin attaches.

Similar to: Identical style of heart stampings with circular lines on a buckle plate from Europe which is not the same size or width.

Buckle and plate
with silver plate
BUWP21

Object
:
Buckle with plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Silver plate
Size:
34mm x 30mm
Weight: 10.20 grams

Notes
:
Rectangular buckle frame with decorative knops on each corner. The knops are a cluster of three balls. The pin is complete and moves freely. The buckle plate is of one pice construction with the plate folding over to form the back. The plate has four piercings for rivets, none of which remain. The plate appears undecorated, but made of silver, which differs from the composition of the buckle frame and pin.
Buckle and plate
with face

BUWP18


Object
:
Buckle and plate
Culture:
Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country of Origin: England
Material: Bronze
Size:
47mm X 15mm
Weight: 4.86 grams

Notes:
Frame is complete and unbroken. Clasp head is zoomorphic. The plate is of folded sheet construction and has 5 diagonal lines across the full width. there is one piercing which houses an intact rivet. There is a single piercing for a buckle tongue which is absent. The item is is in fine condition and moves freely. From a small collection formed in the 1980's.

Similar to: PAS database item https://finds.org.uk/database/finds/record/id/417566/

Buckle and plate
with chevrons
BUWP09


Object: Buckle with plate.
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 70mm total length. Plate 15mm wide x 54mm
Weight: 9.56 grams

Notes: Trapezoid shaped cast buckle with 2 etched lines and groove where the pin rests. The pin is absent. Chevron etched decoration on the plate which is of the folded construction type. One rivet remains. Minute traces of gold gilding remain.

Buckle and plate
Stirrup shaped

BUWP17


Object
:
Buckle and plate
Culture:
Medieval. 1250-1350AD
Area of Origin: Yorkshire, England
Material: Bronze
Size:
36 mm x 12 mm
Weight: 2.85 grams

Notes: Stirrup shaped buckle without pin. The buckle is of cast construction. The buckle plate is of folded sheet construction and has two pirecings, one which has a rivet present, the other for a buckle pin. Described as: Medieval Britain. From a small collection formed inthe 1980's
 
Buckles with plates
with D shaped buckle frames
Buckle and plate
with 5 ball rivets

BUWP02

Object
: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval. 13th century
Country of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 50mm length
Weight: 8.26 grams

Notes: Buckle has central roller with singular groove and both swing freely on plate. Pin is absent. 4 of the 5 large decorative ball shaped rivets remain. The plate is rectangular and contructed with the folded sheet method. There is a decorative line running around the plate edge and large traces of gold gilding are present.

Buckle and Plate
with gilding
BUWP22

Object
:
Buckle and plate
Culture:
Norman.
Country of Origin: UK
Material: gilding
Size:
19mm x 20mm
Weight: 3.53 grams


Notes
: D shaped buckle frame and plate. The plate has two piercing for rivets which are not present. Buckle frame has a central pin notch. Single row of engraved decoration and remains of gilding are present. Pin has a collar towards the base.
Described as: Elegant little Norman buckle, plate, and pin, 2cm.

Similar to: Pritchard & Egan, MoL Dress Accessories, Item 303. Billingsgate Lorry Park.

Buckle
with semicircular plate
BUWP03


Object
: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval, 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Humberside, England
Material: Bronze with gold gilding
Size: 32mm
Weight: 6.79 grams

Notes: The buckle is complete with no decorative elements. The plate is semi-circular in shape and is constructed in the folded sheet method. Large amounts of gold gilding remain. Pin works freely, three large ball-shaped rivets remain. Decorative dual lines around the plate.
Buckle and plate
with silver loop
BUWP23


Object
:
Buckle
Culture:
Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy, silver
Size:
26mm x 19mm
Weight: 2.87 grams


Notes
:
Buckle loop is made of silver and has two raised knops with 4 raised bars in between the central one which accomodates the pin. The pin is complete and moves freely. The buckle plate is of folded construction with four piercings for two rivets which pass through both layers. One rivet is present. One rivet is absent
.
Buckle and plate
with lozenges
BUWP04

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval
Country of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 44mm
Weight: 3.60 grams

Notes: The buckle is cast with 4 lines on the end. Pin is absent. 2 decorative lines run parallel to the buckle plate edge with a lozenge design etched on plate. The plate itself is constructed with the folded sheet method. 1 rivet remains.

Buckle and plate
with W

BUWP19


Object
:
Buckle and plate.
Culture:
Medieval, 14th century
Area of Origin: Yorkshire, England
Material: Bronze
Size:
46mm x 30mm
Weight: 6.0 grams

Notes: The buckle is D-shaped with a small W point where the pin rests. The buckles has an offset and narrowed bar. The pin is absent. The plate is constructed with a folded sheet and is undecorated.There are three peircings, one most likely for a pin and two for fixing to the belt. Both rivets remain. From a small collection formed in the 1980s.


Buckle and plate
with wriggle work

BUWP05

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval, 13th-14th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 55mm length
Weight: 7.5 grams

Notes: Buckle has two central balls where the pin rests. The plate has a very fine line of wriggle work extending down the sides and end of the top of the plate andis contructed in the folded sheet method. Pin is intact and working. 4 of the 5 rivets remain in situ on the plate. Very fine condition.

Buckle and plate
with etched design
BUWP08

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th Century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 60mm length. Plate width 13mm
Weight: 12.22 grams

Notes: Oval cast buckle with forked spacer design. The pin is bent but complete. Etched design on the plate . One rivet has come away from the back of the plate. Two remain intact. The plate is in two sections, top and bottom. The forked spacer and buckle can be removed from the plates.

Similar to: Buckle similar to Item 329, Egan & Pritchard, MoL, Dress Accessories, Billingsgate Lorry Park, London.


Buckle and plate
with crescent plate

BUWP15


Object
:
Buckle and plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Staffordshire, England
Material: bronze
Size:
47mm total
Weight: 7.18 grams

Notes: Lovely intact item with smooth dark patina.
The buckle is cast with a forked spacer and circular buckle with a small triangular point where the pin rests. The pin is present and moves freely. The plate has very thin top and bottom plates and terminates in a crescent where it meets the strap but is otherwise undecorated. One rivet remains. There is no other piercing for further rivets on the plate. Metal detecting find, April 1997 at a farm off. Stubby Lane, Draycott-in-the-Clay. Near Marchington, Uttoexeter in Staffordshire. Item 283440075066

Buckle and plate
with arch
BUWP06

Object: Buckle with plate and pin.
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 40mm length
Weight: 4.1 grams

Notes: The buckle is cast with a forked spacer and circular buckle with a small triangular point where the pin rests. The pin is present and moves freely. The plate has very thin top and bottom plates and a slightly rounded edge where it meets the belt but is otherwise undecorated. One rivet remains. There is no other piercing for further rivets on the plate.

Buckle with plate
with knop buckle

BUWP16


Object
:
Buckle and plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Yorkshire, England
Material: bronze
Size:
46mm x 15mm
Weight: 6.34 grams

Notes:
The buckle is cast with a forked spacer and circular buckle with a small outstanding knop on the buckle frame where the pin rests. The original pin is present and moves freely. The plate has two single very thin top and bottom plates and terminates in a zigzag where it meets the strap but is otherwise undecorated. One rivet remains. There is no other piercing for further rivets on the plate.

From a small collection formed in the 1980's

Buckle and plate
with pin
BUWP07


Object
:
Buckle with plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material: Bronze
Size:
40mm
Weight: 5.40 grams

Notes:
The buckle is cast with a forked spacer and slightly oval buckle with a small point and groove where the pin rests. The pin is present and moves freely. The plate has top and bottom plates and a slightly concave rounded edge where it meets the belt but is otherwise undecorated. One rivet remains. There is no other piercing for further rivets on the plate.

Buckle and Plate
D shaped with point

BUWP20


Object
:
Buckle and plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin:
East Yorkshire, England
Material:
Copper alloy/Bronze
Size:
37mm x 22mm
Weight:
5.05 grams

Notes: Described as: A Bronze Medieval Strap End Buckle. A complete example of a medieval strap end buckle with plate, bow and pin all preserved. A unique piece of British Medieval history.

Buckle and plate
with 2 rivets
BUWP10

Object: Buckle with plate
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material:
Size: 52mm length
Weight: 11.23 grams

Notes: Buckle is cast and complete. Pin is present and complete and moves freely. The plate is constructed in the folded sheet method and undecorated. There are two rivets present.

 
Buckles with plates
with openwork buckle plates

Buckle and plate
with open work
BUWP11

Object
: Buckle
Culture: Medieval
Country of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 50mm length
Weight: 8.85 grams

Notes: Buckle is cast with an integral plate with two rectangular openings and a fleur-de-lys terminus. There are two parallel openwork sections half way along the body of the buckle plate. Three rivet holes would have secured the buckle to the belt. The pin is absent.

Buckle and plate
with open work

BUWP12

Object: Buckle
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 38mm length
Weight: 3.38 grams

Notes: Open work on the integral plate to show the belt and with two piercings for rivets which are missing. The integral buckle is D shaped shaped and has two raised bars which the pin sits between. It is cast in one entire piece and is unbroken. There is one rectangular openwork section which is central. The pin is broken at the base.

 

Buckles with broken or integral plates
with trapezoid or rectangular buckle frames
Buckle with plate fragment
with roller
BUWOP13


Object
: Buckle and plate

Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
16mm x 12mm
Weight: 1.62 grams

Notes: Buckle has a rectangular stirrup frame with roller. The roller does not move. The pin is present and has a collar towards the base. The buckle plate is missing although the two loops which joined it are present.
Buckle plate
with integral plate
BUWP14


Object
:
Buckle
Culture:
Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material: copper alloy, gold gilding
Size:
30mm x 17mm
Weight: 5.23 grams

Notes: Stirrup shaped buckle with roller and pin intact. Buckle plate is integral to the buckle and terminates in a W towards the strap. It has three chevrons etched. The pin is complete and moves freely. The roller has parallel grooves. There is a single rivet remaining which can only be seen from the reverse side. Small traces of gold gilding remain on the front around the pin and at the side of the buckle.


Buckles or buckle spacers
with missing plates

Buckle
with forked spacer

BUSWOP01

Object: Buckle spacer
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 32mm
Weight: 2.33 grams

Notes: Oval buckle cast with integral forked spacer. Buckle frame has a pointed apex with a recess on the bar to accommodate a pin. Pin is absent.

Similar to: the buckle is similar to Egan & Pritchard, MoL Dress Accessories, Item 324, Billingsgate Lorry Park, London.

Buckle
with part spacer

BUSWOP02


Object
:
Buckle spacer
Culture:
Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
22mm x 24mm
Weight: 3.08 grams

Notes:
Oval buckle loop is D with a slight point where the pin rests. An integral spacer is partly present. The pin is present and complete and has a small collar near the base.

Similar to: the buckle is similar to Egan & Pritchard, MoL Dress Accessories, Item 324, Billingsgate Lorry Park, London.
Buckle spacer
with wire pin

BUSWOP03

Object
:
Buckle spacer
Culture:
Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
15mm x 15mm
Weight: 1.34 grams

Notes:
Oval buckle loop is D shaped with a slight point where the pin rests. An integral spacer is partly present. The pin is bent but complete.

Similar to: buckle found at Swan Lane, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Buckle spacer
without plate
BUSWOP05


Object
: Buckle and plate

Culture:
Medieval
Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material:
Size:
22mm wide x 21mm length
Weight: 1.73 grams

Notes: Buckle has an oval stirrup frame which tapers to a point centrally. There is a recess for a pin where the spacer starts which is absent. The buckle spacer plate is broken off near the top. There is no decoration. Cast construction.

Similar to: Egan & Pritchard, MoL Dress Accessories, Item 324, Billingsgate Lorry Park, London.

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