Buckle loops without plates-
single loop buckles and double loop buckles
Single buckle loops

Buckle loop with belt
stamped leather belt fragment

Object: Buckle loop with belt fragment
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Netherlands
Material: Copper alloy, leather
Size: Buckle width 28mm. Belt width 19mm. 85mm total length

Notes: Buckle is complete with oval frame and two protruding shoulders. The pin is original and in tact and moves freely. Two rivets remain. There is evidence of stamped lettering on the leather of the belt itself. The lettering is unclear at this point. CT digital imaging has been aquired for further evaluation.

Buckle loop
with ornate oval

Object: Buckle loop
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: North Yorkshire, England
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 28mm width

Notes: Buckle loop has two raised knops with two raised bars in between. A groove to accomodate the pin is central. Use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is absent. Similar to buckle 299 found at Trig Lane, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle loop
without pin

Object: Buckle loop
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 23mm width

Notes: Buckle loop has two raised knops with two raised bars in between. A groove to accomodate the pin is central. Use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is absent. Similar to buckle 295 found at Swan Lane, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle loop
with ornate oval

Object: Buckle loop
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 20mm width

Notes: Buckle loop has two raised knops with 4 raised bars in between the central one which accomodates the pin. Use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is complete and moves freely.

Buckle loop
with ornate loop

Object: Buckle loop
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 25mm width

Notes: Buckle loop has two raised knops with two raised bars in between. A groove to accomodate the pin is central. Use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is absent. Similar to buckle 314 found at Swan Lane, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Buckle loop
with ornate oval

Object: Buckle loop
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 15mm width

Notes: Buckle loop has two raised knops and a groove to accomodate the pin is central. Possible use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is absent. Similar to buckle 318 found at Swan Lane, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Buckle loop
with wire pin


Object
:
Buckle loop
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
15mm x 12mm
Weight: 1.48g

Notes:
Buckle loop is D shaped and without decoration. The pin is complete but possibly a replacement. Possible use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. Similar to buckle 304 found at Billingsgate Lorry Park, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle loop
with pin


Object
:
Buckle loop
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
15mm x 19mm
Weight: 3.16g

Notes:
Buckle loop is D shaped and without decoration. The pin is complete and moves freely. There is a groove where the pin rests. Similar to buckle 304 found at Billingsgate Lorry Park, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle loop
with pin


Object
:
Buckle loop
Culture:
Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
14mm x 16mm
Weight: 1.42g

Notes:
Buckle loop is D shaped and undecorated with a slight point where the pin rests and groove for the pin. The pin is complete but bent. Similar to buckle 309, found at Billingsgate lorry park, London, MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle loop
with pin


Object
:
Buckle loop
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
13mm x 12mm
Weight: 0.93g

Notes:
Buckle loop is D shaped and undecorated with a slight point where the pin rests and groove for the pin. The pin is complete.
Buckle frame
with roller


Object
:
Buckle frame
Culture:
Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
16mm x 15mm
Weight: 2.62g

Notes:
Buckle loop is square shaped and slightly concave towards the top. The frame is undecorated with a roller. The pin is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle found at Swan Lane, London as per MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle frame
with roller


Object
:
Buckle frame
Culture:
Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
11mm x 16mm
Weight: 1.61g

Notes:
Buckle loop is rectangular shaped. The frame is undecorated with a roller. The pin has a small collar at the base and is mostly complete and moves freely. Two pieces of metal from the buckle plate are present. Similar to buckle found at Swan Lane, London as per MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle
with forked spacer

Object: Buckle
Culture: Medieval. 14th Century
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material:
Size: 32mm

Notes: Oval buckle cast with integral forked spacer. Buckle with pointed apex. Pin is absent.

Buckle
with part spacer


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

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 buckle found at Swan Lane, London as per MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle
with wire pin


Object
:
Buckle
Culture:
Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
15mm x 15mm
Weight: 1.34g

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 as per MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle loop
with pin


Object
:
Buckle loop
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
12mm x 17mm
Weight: 1.74g

Notes:
Undecorated buckle loop is D shaped and has knop shoulders at the base. There is no groove for the pin to rest on. Possible use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is present and moves freely. Similar to buckle 304 found at Billingsgate Lorry Park, London as per MoL Dress Assessories,
Buckle loop
with D shaped frame


Object
: Buckle loop
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 30mm

Notes: Found by metal detecting group in the UK. Buckle loop is D shaped with a slight point where the pin rests. Use with a plate is not indicated. The pin is present and moves freely but possibly not original. Similar to buckle 417 found at Swan Lane, London as per MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Buckle loop
with oval frame


Object
: Buckle loop.
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: Metal Detecting Group, UK
Material:
Size: 3mm width

Notes: Buckle loop is D shaped and has knop shoulders at the base. Probable use with a folded plate is indicated by the recess at the buckle base. The pin is present and moves freely although probably not original. Similar to buckle 304 found at Billingsgate Lorry Park, London as per MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.
Double buckle loops

Buckle
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: bronze or base metal
Size: 80mm length

Notes: Buckle with double oval frame and 4 acorn terminals. The pin intact and moves freely. The strap would attach to the central bar.

Buckle
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Britain
Material: Bronze, copper alloy
Size:
17mm x 12mm

Notes: Double oval frame with no adornment. Central pin is copper alloy, complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle 333 found at Baynard House, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Buckle
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material: copper alloy
Size:
350mm x 22mm
Weight:
5.33g

Notes: Double oval frame with no adornment. One side of the oval is slightly larger than the other. Central pin is original and complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle found at Baynard House, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
22mm x 9mm
Weight:
1.29g

Notes: Double oval frame with irregular frames is slightly concave- whether due to design or wear is unclear. One frame is unadorned and one frame has decorative grooves along the outer frame. Central pin is possibly a replacement is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle found at Baynard House, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle loop
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Britain
Material: copper alloy
Size:
mm x mm
Weight:
g

Notes: Wide double oval frame with no adornment. A small groove is present in the centre of each buckle loop. Small knops off the central bar. Central pin may not be original but is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle found at Baynard House, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle loop
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Britain
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
23mm x 18mm
Weight:
2.64g

Notes: Double oval frame with no adornment. A small groove is present in the centre of each buckle loop. Small knops off the central bar. Central pin may not be original but is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle 380 found at Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
23mm x 17mm
Weight:
2.85g

Notes: Double oval frame with no adornment. Pin may be a replacement, but is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle 367 found at Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Buckle
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size:
20mm x 18mm
Weight:
1.87g

Notes: Double oval frame is bent but complete with no adornment. Small knops off the central bar. Pin is broken at the tip, but is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle 380 found at Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard

Buckle frame
with double oval frame

Object: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval. 14th - 15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material: copper alloy
Size:
22mm x 16mm
Weight:
2.31g

Notes: Double oval frame with no adornment. Small knops off the central bar. Pin may be a replacement, but is complete and moves freely. Similar to buckle 380 found at Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street, London. MoL Dress Assessories, Egan & Pritchard.

Buckle frame
with double oval frame


Object
: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: Metal Detecting Group, UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 40mm width

Notes: Undecorated double oval frame with knops at the shoulders of the central bar. One loop is slightly larger than the other. Central pin is absent.

Buckle frame
with double oval frame


Object
: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval/Tudor. 15th century.
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 40mm width

Notes: Double oval frame with knops at the shoulders of the central bar and four knops at the corners of the double frame. Central pin is absent.

Buckle
with rectangular frame


Object
:
Buckle frame
Culture:
Medieval/Tudor. 15th-16th century.
Country/Area of Origin:
UK
Material:
Size:
33mm

Notes:
Double rectangular frame with knops at the shoulders of the central bar. The external frame has 3 scallops at each end of the frame, the central being larger. Central pin is complete and in working condition.

Buckle frame
with 5 lobes


Object
: Buckle frame
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 40mm width

Notes: Metal detecting group find. Cinquefoil buckle frame with petal shaped lobes and central bar. Pin is absent.


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