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Norman buckles

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:54 pm
by Kryštof
Hi Everybody!
I want excuse you for my bad Englisch, because I am Czech and i learn Englisch only 2 month :roll:
I deal with for (Italian) Normans and I want cast Norman buckle and strap end for Norman in 11th/12th century. I search in the web, but I don't find no period finds. Just and little bit :( Could some for my insert any pictures?

Thank you very much :)
Kryštof

buckles

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:03 pm
by stephen_hathway
hi
have a look at ( gaukler medieval wares )
hope this helps.

bomber.

norman buckles

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:51 am
by gaukler
I make two or three Norman buckles, and have more n the works.
Some are even on the web site:)
mark

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:12 am
by Nigel
Conquest The discerning Norman group use Toby at the silver wyvern

mailto:toby@thesilverwyvern.co.uk

he has produced several hundred standard well done buckles for us as wella s fancies in Silver and gold etc so is repsonsive to individual pieces

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:26 pm
by Kryštof
Thank you very much for yours informations.
I don't know whether you me understand well but I know pour bronze et my home. I need some pictures [photos] of Norman's buckles and strapends for 11th/12th century with accurate century of finding. Indeed if you do not have any photos, so I don't mind :)

BTW: Hasn't you got any pictures of Normans' [Crusaders'] breast crosses?

Thank you
Chris

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:39 pm
by Nigel
ah well if you want to do em yourself dont expect to be spoon fed do what we all did and read a book

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:17 pm
by Simon_Diment
I think what Nigel was trying to say is that you should first be attempting your own research rather than relying on other peoples hard work, most people are very protective of their own efforts especially traders who earn money as a result. many of us have to trawl through archaeological reports and other publications for this kind of evidence.

I would certainly recommend visiting museum websites such as these below which will certainly give you some ideas:

www.museumoflondon.org.uk
www.britishmuseum.org
www.vam.ac.uk
www.metmuseum.org

There is also a book on dress accessories from a series of London based excavations:

Dress Accessories C.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) by Geoff Egan.

Good luck

Simon

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:36 pm
by Kryštof
Thank you very much for your answer.

P.S.: I am only 15 years old and allas I don't access to history sources of information. Beyond I in Czech republic don't nearly no possibilites find any lowdowns for Normans :)

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:45 pm
by Simon_Diment
Kryštof
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:36 pm Post subject:
Thank you very much for your answer.

P.S.: I am only 15 years old and allas I don't access to history sources of information. Beyond I in Czech republic don't nearly no possibilites find any lowdowns for Normans Smile
In which case I wish my Czech was as good as your English, we've been to Praha twice and only picked up a few words. :oops:

Plenty of the larger museums have websites that you can search plus they have the source and dating of the item, you can also try local museums and auction house sites. Local archaeological societies publish journals with excavation reports and the main medieval journal for the UK is published by 'The Society for Medieval Archaeology', their website is:

http://www.medievalarchaeology.org/

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:25 am
by egfroth
There's at least one "Norman" piece here (it's number 656)

There's very little stuff available that we can point to and say "Yes, that's Norman". Anything found in England dating from maybe 100 years after the Norman Conquest could be Norman, rather than English, but how would we know?

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:10 pm
by Kryštof
Thank you all :)