Three years ago I was detecting on the boundary of David’s field at Merry Farm and found a large buckle, which was sadly broken, though it did retain its tongue which is unusual.
After some research on the net I discovered it was a TYPE IIIA – types which are typically square or rectangular double loops and manufactured between 1400-1500AD.
Buckles of this form do not appear to be so commonly found. MIne is a number 97 which has two straight sides and the other two ends are of baluster shape.
Nice buckle I thought – shame its broken….
Last weekend, as I waited for the crops to ripen and the land I am allowed to detect on become available, I thought I would take a wander along the same field boundary where I found the medieval buckle, hoping, in all honesty to find a hammered coin…Instead, much to my delight, I found the missing link!
She’s a little beauty isn’t she?!
I didn’t find any hammered coins on the outing but I have to say finding that little corner section made my day 🙂