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Summary of Buckles
The following table is very much a work in progress and should not be used as reference in its current state. Where known the date range is supplied (guessed!) and the buckle materials suppled: I = Iron; C = Copper Alloy; B = Bone or Antler. Y means that the type exists but we are currently unsure of anymore details.
|Art Style||Oval||Rounded D||Flat D||Rectangle||Flat with Integral Plate|
|Ring & dot||Y||Y||900-1100
Long lived, from Roman to Middle ages (ROGERS 1993, p.1346).
- iron [ROGERS 1993]:p.1347 cat.5044
- copper alloy [MAINMAN and ROGERS 2000: cat.10417]
There seems to be 3 styles of these.
- Beasts abutting bar, protruding zoomorphic often found on outer edge
- No Protruding zoomorphic on outer edge
- Highly devolved beasts biting bar with transverse moulding
Mills dates this type to the C6th. Timeline originals date this from the C8th to the 10th
Type D4 Devolved biting beasts with transverse moulding
Ring and Dot
Mills, 2001 late 11th Romanesque?
Hiberno-Norse? 8th / early 9th
- York [ROGERS 1993]:p.1349 cat.5313 late 9th (style through to 10th/ early 11th)
- [GOODHALL 1980b: 503, fig.263, 20
[WELANDER, BATEY and COWIE, 1987: p. 158]