Buckles with plates
& Plates without buckles
Buckles with plates

Buckle and plate
with 5 hearts

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval. circa 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: London, UK.
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.

Buckle and plate
with leather belt

Object: Buckle and plate with leather belt
Culture: Medieval. circa 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Netherlands
Material: metal, leather
Size: Total length 110mm. Buckle width 25mm. Belt width 15mm x 1mm.
Weight: grams

Notes: Plain undecorated D ring buckle with decorated plate and long leather belt fragment. Belt plate has cross hatching lines on the lower part and two concave arches at the belt joint. The pin is broken near the buckle. The solo rivet remains intact. There is one pin for a belt mount which is missing and several holes to indicate further mounts were present when in use.

Buckle and plate
with 5 ball rivets


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

Notes: Buckle has central roller with singular groove and both swing freely on plate. Pin is absent. 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
with semicircular plate


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

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 open work


Object
: Buckle
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 50mm length

Notes: Buckle is cast with an integral plate with two rectangular openings and a fleur-de-lys terminus. Three rivet holes would have secured the buckle to the belt. The pin is absent.

Buckle and plate
with open work

Object: Buckle
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 38mm length

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. The pin is broken at the base.

Buckle and plate
with lozenges

Object: Buckle and plate.
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material:
Size: 44mm

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 wriggle work

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval, 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 55mm length

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 arch

Object: Buckle with plate and pin.
Culture: medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 40mm length

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 and plate
with belt fragment

Object: Buckle with plate
Culture: medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England. UK.
Material:
Size: 35mm length
Weight: 3.29 grams

Notes: The buckle is arch shaped with a small point where the pin rests. The pin is present and moves freely. The plate is constructed with a folded sheet and is undecorated. One rivet remains. There is no other piercing for further rivets on the plate. A small piece of woven belt or leather strap remains.

Buckle and plate
with belt fragment

Object: Buckle with plate
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 50mm length
Weight:

Notes: The buckle is cast with a forked spacer and oval buckle with a small triangular point where the pin rests. The pin is present and moves freely. The plate has top and bottom plates and a W shaped edge where it meets the belt but is otherwise undecorated. One rivet remains. There is no other piercing for further rivets on the plate. A small piece of woven belt or leather strap remains.

Buckle and plate
with pin


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

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
with chevrons


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

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. Tiny traces of gold gilding remain.

Buckle and plate
with 2 rivets

Object: Buckle with plate
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 52mm length

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.

Buckle and plate
with belt fragment

Object: Buckle and plate
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 55mm total length. Plate width 15mm

Notes: Oval cast buckle with decorative pin rest. Pin is absent. The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method and has 4 tube rivets in situ. It contains a fragment of belt which appears to be two extremely thin layers, although unclear whether leather or fabric. The plate is undecorated. Similar to 317 Swan Lane, London, MoL Dress Accessories, Egan and Pritchard

Buckle and plate
with belt fragment

Object: Buckle with plate
Culture: medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 35mm total length. Plate width 15mm

Notes: D shaped cast buckle. The pin is bent but complete and moves freely. The plate is undecorated and of the folded sheet construction and has 2 rivets. A piece of belt, probably leather, remains.

Buckle and plate
with etched design

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

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. Buckle similar to Item 329 MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Billingsgate lorry park, London.

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. Similar to the buckle MoL Egan & Pritchard Dress Accessories, Item 324, Billingsgate lorry park, London.

Plates without buckles
Buckle plate
with gilding


Object
: Buckle plate
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England
Material: Bronze with gold gilding
Size: 21mm x 20mm
Weight: 2.04g

Notes: The plate is semi-circular in shape and is constructed in the folded sheet method. Small amounts of gold gilding remain. Two rivet heads remain with a third piercing for another rivet which is missing. Decorative single line around the plate.
Buckle plate
with belt fragment


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
45mm x 23mm
Weight: 7.23g

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method, and has three rivets in situ which are complete. The plate is plain and undecorated. A tiny trace of belt fragment remains attached to the central rivet.
Buckle plate
without buckle


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
40mm x 15mm
Weight: 7.73g

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method, and has four rivets in situ which are complete. The plate is plain and undecorated.
Buckle plate
without buckle


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
30mm x 14mm
Weight: 3.09g

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method with the fold at the terminating end, and has piercings for two rivets although no rivets remain. The plate is incomplete where it would usually join the buckle. There is a possible chevron on the front of the plate.
Buckle plate
without buckle


Object
:
Buckle plate
Culture:
Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Kent, England, UK
Material:
Size:
30mm x 12mm
Weight: 4.03g

Notes: The plate is constructed with the folded sheet method, and has three rivets in situ which are complete. The plate is plain and undecorated.

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