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                All the Buckles shown have been unearthed from open farmland near Gloucester by Don and Dave. Much of the dating

                                     has been obtained from 'Buckles 1250 - 1800 by Ross Whitehead'. We welcome any comments.

 

3rd to 4th century AD.

Roman buckle with part of plate.  (From Roman villa site)

Coberley.

 

3rd to 4th century AD.

Part of Roman buckle. (From Roman iron working site)

Taynton.

 

c1250 - 1400

Single loop buckle 

Rudford.

 

c1350 - 1450.

Single loop D shaped buckle and frame with pin & notched lip. 

Coberley

c1450 - 1550.

Single loop buckle

c1450 to1550.

Rudford.

 

c1250 - 1500.

Belt buckle and plate  with engraved decoration.

Newent.

 

c1250 - 1500.

Single loop D shaped buckle & plate. Lobed knop either end of strap bar.

c 1250 -1350

Single loop buckle with pin.

Coberley

c1350 - 1450.

Double loop sub-oval buckle with strap and pin bar.

Glasshouse.

 

c1350 - 1450.

Buckle with oval and notched frame and cast copper alloy pin. Part of composite plate showing one rivet hole. Boulsdon

 

c1350 - 1400.

Single loop buckle with cast box section plate into which the strap was inserted.

Coberley

 

c1600 - 1720.

Double loop sub-oval buckle.

Glasshouse.

 

c1630 - 1690.

Double loop oval Baldrick buckle.

Glasshouse.

c1500 - 1650.

Civil War type sword belt buckle. Two found at site of skirmish 1643.

Taynton.

 

c1600 - 1700.

Double loop shoe or spur buckle.

Glasshouse.

         

c1620 - 1680.

'Butterfly' type Spur Buckle.

Huntley.

 

c1660 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with drilled frame.

Taynton

c1550 - 1650.

Double loop 'spectacle buckle' with serrated outer edge.

Taynton

 

c1550 - 1650.

Double loop 'spectacle buckle' with pin.

Taynton

c1575 - 1700.

Double loop asymmetrical buckle with moulded decoration on loop.

Taynton

c1500 - 1650.

Double loop buckle with pin &  chape.

Taynton.

 

c1570 - 1700.

Double loop rectangular buckle with pin,

Glasshouse.

c1550 - 1650.

Double loop oval buckle.

Glasshouse.

c1600 - 1720.

Child's  decorative shoe buckle

Glasshouse.

 

c1500 - 1650.

Single loop buckle with single lobed knop.

Boulsdon.

 

c1500 - 1650.

Single loop rectangular buckle. Moulding on end and feet with lobed knops.

Newent

 

 

c1575 - 1700.

Double loop asymmetrical buckle.

Glasshouse.

c1575 - 1700.

Double loop asymmetrical buckle.

Taynton.

 

c1500 - 1650.

Single loop rectangular buckle with knops & engraved decoration.

Taynton

c1550 - 1650.

Double loop oval buckle with moulded floral decoration on the loops.

Newent

 c1575 - 1700.

Double loop trapezoidal buckle.

Glasshouse.

 

c1620 - 1680.

Double loop trapezoidal buckle lobed protrusions at either end of strap bar.

Coberley

 

c1620 - 1680.

Double loop Trapezoidal Buckle and pin with knops on corners and end of frame.

Glasshouse

c1620 - 1680.

Double loop trapezoidal buckle lobed protrusions at either end of strap bar.

Newent

 

c1620 - 1680.

Double loop trapezoidal buckle, pointed ends and lobed protusions.

Boulsdon

         

c1720 - 1790.

Rectangular decorated Shoe Buckle with drilled frame for spindle. 'pitchfork' tongue

Boulsdon

c1660 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with stud chape and remains of iron pin.

c1690 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with stud chape and pin.

Coberley

c1660 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with  chape and pin.

c1690 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with stud chape and pin.

         

c1720 - 1790.

Georgian shoe buckle with drilled frames.

Taynton

 

 

c1660 - 1720.

Shoe of Knee buckle concave sides with pin and chape.

Newent

c1690 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with stud chape and pin.

c1660 - 1720.

Shoe or Knee buckle with  chape.

c1690 - 1720.

Shoe or knee buckle pointed ends. Anchor chape.

Boulsdon.

 

         

c1660 - 1720.

Cast copper alloy double loop sub-annular buckles.

c1300 - 1500.

Single loop strap tensioner and general purpose buckle?

Boulsdon.

 

c1600 - 1700.

Double loop shoe buckle  with pin.

Newent

c1660 - 1720.

Small decorative shoe buckle with drilled frame.

 

c1690 - 1720.

Shoe buckle looped chape 'cooking pot type'

Taynton.

         

c1720 - 1790.

Decorative shoe buckle  with drilled frame.

Taynton.

 

 

 

c1620 - 1680.

Double loop trapezoidal spur Buckle.

Taynton.

 

c1720 - 1790.

Ornamental shoe buckle with drilled frame.

Taynton.

c1720 - 1790.

Ornamental Knee buckle with drilled frames.

Tibberton

 Date unknown?

Buckle with three prongs & spring clasp. use unknown?

Taynton.

 

         

c1720 to 1790. 

Boot or garter buckles with double spiked tongues.

 

 

c1800

Two pin buckle with name Paris Solide.

Taynton.

 

1850 - 1950

Horse harness buckle.

Taynton.

1850 - 1950

Horse harness buckle.

Taynton.

 1939 - 1945

US Army WWII strap buckles .

Highnam.

Supplement        

 

  Early 18th century

 Shoe Buckle

Separate spindle

Staunton

 

 

c 1250 - 1400

Small single loop spur buckle with integral plate.

23 x 18mm

Boulsdon.

c1450 - 1600.

Very small double loop oval buckle with serrated edge and silvered.

Coberley.

c 1350 -1450

Cast copper alloy Buckle with separate strap and pin bar.

Dymock.

 

 
 
         

   

c1480 - 1600.

Double loop 'spectacle' buckle.

Newent

 

          c1690 - 1720                 Shoe Buckle with chape and pin.                            Tibberton.

     

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