Buckle (Fragment)
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden SUFFOLK Tue March 6, 2012
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 340 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 36mm x 22mm Circa 5th - 6th century AD (?)




Description: A fragment of a single loop buckle possibly dating to the late Roman or early Anglo-Saxon period. The frame is locally constricted where the (missing) pin was fitted, and has an integral but separate strap bar. The bar is flanked by a pair of roundels, which are both decorative and serve to space it from the loop. Each roundel is recessed and has a conical central indentation. The remaining part of the loop suggests that it was oval in shape.
Keywords: Buckle (Fragment)
Object Type: Buckle Object Classification: Single loop
Object Sub-classification: Oval (?) Object Description:
Object Inscription: Period: Late Roman to Anglo-Saxon (?)
Date Range: Circa 5th - 6th century AD (?) Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Cast
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): Size (mm): 36mm x 22mm
References: Comments:
Findspot: Lakenheath County: SUFFOLK
Recorded elsewhere: Yes. Suffolk Archaeological Unit (pre PAS) Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Tesoro Record validated by: Rod Blunt


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