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Mounts - flower and Fleu de Lis

A corroded cast copper-alloy openwork mount in the form of a fleur-de-lis. The lower surface is flat while the upper surface is moulded with bevelled sides. Uppermost are the three fleurs of the lis, with perforations within the side fleurs. The motif rests on a transverse ridge, below which a pair of perforated loops that echo the side fleurs. Central below the ridge is a tapering 'stalk'. There are no obvious means of attachment on the lower surface; it is assumed the mount could be riveted through the holes. The object has corroded leaving a red-brown metal covered in off-white corrosion product; three of the holes have been entirely filled by the latter. No direct parallel has been found for the object; the metal suggests a medieval or, equally, post-medieval date.

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1700

 

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 

A copper alloy mount in the shape of a stylised Fleur de lys, post Medieval in date, probably from the 16th or 17th century. A central pointed element is flanked by two semi-circular shapes, each with a circular hole through. Two fixing spikes which have been bent over are still in place on the back of the mount. It has a reddish brown patina. It has a length of 21.54mm, width 16.83mm, thickness 1.57mm, weight 1.73g. For reference see SUSS-070486 located on the PAS database.

 

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

 

 

 

 

 

A complete cast copper alloy strap or belt mount, in the form of a heart, with a fleur-de-lis extending beneath it. There is a collar above the fleur-de-lis. The two side lobes are rounded and pierced, while the central one is oval in shape. On the reverse are two attachment spikes, complete and bent off. The reverse is concave.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1750

 

 

 

 

 

This is a post medieval cast copper alloy circular mount circa 17th century. The form is of a triple layered six petal flower with a central ring of six annulets around a single central annulet. The mount has three fixing points on the back which may indicate that they consisted of a loop and retaining stud.

The surface is heavily corroded and the rim has fritted away around most of its circumference. The surface has a pale mottle green patina.

 

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1600
Date to: Ante AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 13.5 g
Diameter: 35.1 mm
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

Decoration style: Floral

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast copper alloy mount in the form of a sexfoil, with domed centre and lobes. It has a single complete sharp-pointed lug. Date is uncertain, but it is probably late medieval to post medieval.

 

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1350
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 2.15 g
Diameter: 17 mm
Quantity: 1

 

 

 

 

Copper alloy Post-Medieval mount. Diamond shaped, with fleur-de-lis at each of the four corners. The central section has a raised quatrefoil design within raised curvilinear borders. The reverse is undecorated, with a rivet in the centre.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1800

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 

 

Cast copper alloy Fleur de Lis mount . It has a single pointed lug. Date is uncertain, but it is probably late medieval to post medieval.

 

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1350
Date to: AD 1600

Medieval copper alloy belt mount, 26mm long, 9mm wide and 14mm deep. The object is in fair condition with a reddish patina and weighs 2.71 grams. The object is quite worn and is rectangular in form. It has two semi-circular sectioned shafts, which have been bent over, protruding from its base. The surface is decorated with a trefoil terminal at each end and a central oval section which appears to have foliate decoration.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 26 mm
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Weight: 2.71 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

1500 - 1700 mount

1500-1700 mount

 
 

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