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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Buckles and buckle plates https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates.html Double Loop Oval Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/double-loop-buckles/double-loop-oval-buckle-58073.html Mon, 15 Jul 2024 09:00:53 GMT Double loop buckles Double Loop Oval Buckle  
Description: A double loop oval buckle with two knops at symmetrical points on each loop and at each end of the strap bar. The pin is missing.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Double loop buckles
Category: Double loop buckles
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Single Loop Rectangular Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-rectangular-buckle-58071.html Sat, 13 Jul 2024 18:26:47 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop Rectangular Buckle  
Description: A single loop rectangular iron buckle complete with iron pin. The cross-section of both frame and pin are somewhat irregular, but the latter retains fragments of a sheet-metal roller at the outer end. The pin tapers to a blunt point.

Chris Marshall (see References below) suggests that most iron buckles of this form would have been used on horse harness.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Single Loop Rectangular Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-rectangular-buckle-58070.html Sat, 13 Jul 2024 15:46:27 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop Rectangular Buckle  
Description: A single loop rectangular iron buckle complete with iron pin. The frame has angled edges. The pin is D-shaped in cross-section, has a transverse ridge at the attachment end and tapers to a blunt point.

Chris Marshall (see References below) suggests that most iron buckles of this form would have been used on horse harness.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Single Loop Sub-Square Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-sub-square-buckle-58068.html Sat, 13 Jul 2024 12:50:56 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop Sub-Square Buckle  
Description: A single loop sub-square iron buckle complete with iron pin. The frame is slightly trapezoidal. The pin is tapered and D-shaped in cross-section. The frame edges are angled.

Chris Marshall (see References below) suggests that most iron buckles of this form would have been used on horse harness.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Single Loop Oval Buckle with Plate https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-oval-buckle-with-plate-58019.html Thu, 23 May 2024 17:15:43 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop Oval Buckle with Plate  
Description: A single loop oval buckle with narrowed and offset strap bar, and an expanded outer edge with notched pin rest. Attached to the strap bar is a rectangular, folded sheet metal plate with a single rivet in situ. The pin is missing.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Double Loop Annular Buckle with Plate https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/double-loop-buckles/double-loop-annular-buckle-with-plate-57991.html Thu, 09 May 2024 11:58:24 GMT Double loop buckles Double Loop Annular Buckle with Plate  
Description: A double loop annular buckle, the frame of which is designed to represent a fantastic animal. Mouldings of the animal's head and 'tail' project from opposite ends of the frame, which itself represents the animal's body. The animal's head extends from a long neck and is dog-like in appearance with upright moulded ears, but lacking other features. The 'tail', which has circular openwork and is decorated on the front with punched dots, somewhat resembles a Lombardic letter 'm'. The front of the body has concentric punched decoration overall. The folded sheet-metal plate and pin survive intact, the former with punched border-line decoration and the latter with indented transverse grooves at the attachment end. The plate retains two dome-headed copper-alloy rivets.

See also PAS: NMS-168991NMS-3BD8B3 and NLM1084.

A note regarding dating
It would seem that the earliest double loop annular buckles were made with a separate strap bar (see UKDFD 41186 and PAS: SUR-CC63F2), their construction being similar to that of 'disc-on-pin' brooches of the same period (see UKDFD 37592). The present buckle, with its apparently integral strap bar, is unlikely to be materially earlier than those with separate strap bars, but shared characteristics (size, annular shape, decorative treatment, etc.) suggest that it might be of broadly similar date. The animal-head moulding is of late Romanesque style and is comparable to those decorating annular brooches illustrated by Nigel Mills in Medieval Artefacts (see References below) and dated to the 12th century. (It is noted that a broadly similar annular buckle, but with bird-shaped head and tail mouldings, is illustrated by Ross Whitehead (see References below) but dated much later.)
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Double loop buckles
Category: Double loop buckles
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Single Loop Oval Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-oval-buckle-57984.html Fri, 03 May 2024 14:21:46 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop Oval Buckle  
Description: A single loop oval buckle with narrowed and offset strap bar. The frame has a plain sheet copper-alloy roller, which is fitted on a constriction between two knops on the outer edge. Part of the buckle plate and the pin survive,
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Single Loop D-Shaped Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-d-shaped-buckle-57940.html Mon, 08 Apr 2024 11:39:39 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop D-Shaped Buckle  
Description: A single loop D-shaped buckle with narrowed strap bar and collared knop on the outside edge. The copper-alloy wire pin survives intact.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Single Loop Sub-Oval Buckle https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/single-loop-buckles/single-loop-sub-oval-buckle-57848.html Tue, 13 Feb 2024 17:30:01 GMT Single loop buckles Single Loop Sub-Oval Buckle  
Description: A single loop sub-oval buckle with narrowed and offset strap bar. The frame has three pairs of transverse grooves on the outer edge, one pair at each end and another pair in the centre. The pin is missing.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Single loop buckles
Category: Single loop buckles
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Single Loop Oval Buckle with Integral Plate https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/buckles-and-buckle-plates/buckles-with-integral-plates-or-spacers/single-loop-oval-buckle-with-integral-plate-57822.html Sat, 27 Jan 2024 14:47:57 GMT Buckles with integral plates or spacers Single Loop Oval Buckle with Integral Plate  
Description: A single loop oval buckle with integral plate. The loop is plain and the copper-alloy pin survives. The plate tapers in width along its length and has a sub-circular moulding at the attachment end, which appears to be broken and incomplete (cf. UKDFD 55188). There are two surviving holes for rivets, one immediately behind the oval frame, and the other in the sub-circular moulding. Traces of gilt remain on the frame and pin. Probably a spur buckle.
Category: Medieval, Buckles and buckle plates, Buckles with integral plates or spacers
Category: Buckles with integral plates or spacers
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