Medieval, 13th to 15th century
Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service Archaeology Section in a field just east of Wickham Square (opposite St Nicholas Church) in the mid- to late 1970s
In later medieval times, dress fittings for use on leather belts, straps and shoes were made in large quantities and often in quite intricate designs. This copper alloy buckle found on the site of the medieval manor house, is particularly fine. There was a penchant for putting faces on objects, although this is perhaps less common on metals than on ceramic tiles and pottery.