Unusual buckle with integrated solid plate

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When it comes to medieval and post medieval buckles I have a very large collection now. There are a few I’m still missing, including the fancier zoomorphic, kings and queens and gaping mouth types, but the one I was surprised I’d not found was a buckle with the solid integrated plate. As I said recently it is on my wish list for common finds I’d not found.

That was until yesterday :Party: . I think it’s a 1250-1400 type and has a lovely patina and even has the pin too! I can’t find an exact match anywhere and am confused how it was fixed as it has no rivet holes. A bit is broken off the end but I doubt it was a big piece looking at the design. Maybe it was lost as new? It was found on my ‘buckle field’ where I’ve found 60 plus buckles on it’s c. 3 acres. They are a tale of two halves as they generally fall into the 1200-1400 range, or the civil war period. Interestingly I found the annular buckle hoard (2 complete and one ring) about 20 feet from this one and have a two bronze casting spurs and lots of waste from this area.

Anyway one more off the list!
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Well done on finding another from your " wanted " list, Cath. :clapping:
Have become more interested in buckles, now i have actually found some with age to them.
These were personal items, that probably stayed with a person for years, rather than coins that were exchanged frequently.
I assume buckles would have been kept and transferred onto other items of clothing , equipment etc, not like you could go to the local stall and buy another.
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Very nice, maybe the broken bit was a hook? :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:19 pm Very nice, maybe the broken bit was a hook? :thumbsup:
Interesting thought :thumbsup: Would make sense. I know these are often assumed to have been spur related
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:33 pm Interesting thought :thumbsup: Would make sense. I know these are often assumed to have been spur related.
I think it's from a spur ankle strap. :thumbsup:
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That's a cracking way to cross a complete buckle with strap off your list, Cath. Very nice indeed - well done :thumbsup:
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Wow what a buckle!!!!!
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Buckles are a relatively unusual find on my local fields, so they're always welcome and that's a really nice one :thumbsup:
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HolzHammer wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:06 am Wow what a buckle!!!!!
Thanks Alexander I was rather chuffed as a lot of these type are pretty corroded.
BuriedByTime&Dust wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:08 pm Buckles are a relatively unusual find on my local fields, so they're always welcome and that's a really nice one :thumbsup:
Thank you :thumbsup:
figgis wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:48 pm That's a cracking way to cross a complete buckle with strap off your list, Cath. Very nice indeed - well done :thumbsup:
I know, a bucket lister for me. I need to add some more finds too the list now :lol:
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