York, 16-22 Coppergate
Buckles with a rotating arm

Both buckles have a rotating arm which expands slightly in the centre and has domed terminals held in place by the looped ends of the frames. These are buckles used as part of horse harness

1. late 12th century
Dimensions: Frame:L.60, W.51, T.10 mm:

2. early 12th century
It is tin-plated.
Dimensions: L.52, W.46, T.8mm

Bibliography :
Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life : Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7 1. sf4003, 2. sf4745

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)

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