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Nice buckle for ID please.

Post by janner53 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:26 pm

Dug this what I assume is a small buckle of some sort. I can't find it in any of my usual reference places so i was wondering if any of you have come across one like it.
At first I thought it was tarnished silver, but now I think its pewter. Feels heavy for its size and it does look old.
Found with my Deus on pasture around 5 inches deep in Somerset.
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Post by hartsman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:28 pm

Georgian I would think.

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Post by fred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:29 pm

Looks Stuart to me. ::g
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Post by oldartefact » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:33 pm

thats vvvvvv nice.
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Post by HolzHammer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:02 pm

very nice indeed...

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Post by Ray » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:04 pm

Lovely. Well found.
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Post by Dirtshark » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 pm

Oh, nice. Could it be Tombac?
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Post by shaggybfc » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:27 am

Nice find and in great condition if it's indeed pewter. ::g
I'd guess a Jacobean shoe buckle, but I have no expertise to back this up :D
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Post by janner53 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:15 am

Thanks for all replies ::g .
Did some more googling this morning and I think I'm getting close.

A very similar one here on the PAS website...
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/842949
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Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:19 am

Found this one on the PAS Database. No.SOMDOR-DA1AE6

Very much the same, though not identical, dated 1707 +
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Post by janner53 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am

The colour and texture of that buckle looks the same as mine Ladybird. Had a look at your link and it says that one is made of sheet silver. As i said in my original post I thought it looked like silver or pewter.
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:37 am

janner53 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am
The colour and texture of that buckle looks the same as mine Ladybird. Had a look at your link and it says that one is made of sheet silver. As i said in my original post I thought it looked like silver or pewter.
Best get the foil and spit out and let us know ::g
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Post by janner53 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:41 am

DOH!!!... Just remembered...I did that foil test last night...not a whiff :((
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