Enameled Buckle

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Enameled Buckle

Post by bryan162 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:35 pm

I have been detecting for 30 years now and you tend to come across things now and again a bit different, so it turned out on my last trip out. While out on Sunday I had a faint signal with a hint of iron (all the makings of a nice deep target), digging down what turned out to be 9 inches I came across this lovely buckle at a 45 degree angle. My immediate thought was it is heavily corroded showing a lot of verdigris, being it was one of those really sticky days (persistent drizzle, ploughed field and wheat stubble laying everywhere)it went straight into my finds pouch after recording. After cleaning on Tuesday the green verdigris turned out to be green enamel which for me is the first enameled buckle I have ever seen. Anybody else found one?
I also managed another first by pulling out the center section of a Medieval purse bar, all in all a very interesting session.
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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by Incognito » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:51 pm

That is nice, and must have looked very fancy in its day, but no I have not seen one before ::g

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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by fred » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:27 pm

Nice one. I would have though that it must be relatively modern but it would really take handling to be sure about it. :D
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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:37 pm

Love the buckle :D
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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by Dave The Slave » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Never seen an enamelled buckle before.
What a great find, your FLO will love that.
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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by detecting rod » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:37 am

items like this with alot of character are the best finds ,looking into what they are and the history behind them,thats a special buckle for sure

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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by Wuntbedruv » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:26 am

I think this is a so-called example of 'stuart enamelling', late 17th century. The Somerset FLO Laura Burnett is doing a study of artefacts decorated in this style.
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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by jones123 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:53 pm

Thats unusual, I like ,, well found! ::g

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Re: Enameled Buckle

Post by oldartefact » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:08 pm

Lovely find ... its very unusual.
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