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Mount - heart shaped

 

A copper-alloy harness mount of probable 17th century AD date. The lower section of the plate is an inverted heart shape and has indented spiral decoration on its upper surface. This section extends upwards into a much shorter and narrower section which is decorated with three raised horizontal bands and tapers to a blunt point. On the reverse, there are two integral projecting rivets, one above the other.

Class: Harness

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 24.6 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 

 

 

 

A copper-alloy mount of probable 17th century date. The mount takes the form of an elongated heart-shaped plate. Extending from the reverse are two broken integral rivets, located centrally, one above the other. The lower rivet has been deliberately bent downwards. The heavily corroded surfaces of the mount retain traces of a white-metal coating. The mount measures 31.9mm long, 16.8mm wide and 5.8mm thick. The weight is 3.57g.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 17 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

 

 

 

 

Cast copper alloy mount of probable post medieval date (1500-1650).

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Length: 17 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 1.34 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Secondary material: Leather

Manufacture method: Cast

 

 

Post Medieval cast copper-alloy mount of probable 16th or 17th century date. The mount takes the form of a flat plate, widened into a pelta shape at one end with a narrower waist which widens slightly to the other end which is shaped in a 90 degree angle. This end may also have been pelta shaped and now be broken. Extending from the reverse are two integral spiked rivets, one above the other. The rivets have been bent over at 90 degrees in the same direction. The front appears tinned. The mount measures 19.1mm long, 11.9mm wide and 1.6mm thick excludng the spikes, 6.0mm thick including. The weight is 1.43g.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

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

Dimensions and weight

Length: 19.1 mm
Width: 11.9 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 1.43 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

Completeness: Complete

Surface Treatment: Tinned

 

 

Cast copper alloy mount or possible weight, as there are no obvious means of attachment. It is heart shaped, with cast decoration of a triangle with central dot on one surface, and triangle with vertical line through it on the other surface. It is dark brown in colour. It is 18.22mm long, 14.02mm wide, 1.90mm thick and weighs 2.09 grams.

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Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Post AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Length: 18.22 mm
Width: 14.02 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.09 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

A cast copper alloy mount dating to the seventeenth century AD. The mount comprises a flat heart shaped plate. At the wide end is a circular extension and at the narrow end, a trefoil shaped extension. The margins of the plate are bevelled. On the underside of the plate are two integrally cast circular section rivets. The mount has a length of 42mm and a maximum width of 22mm

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Post AD 1600
Date to: Ante AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 42 mm
Width: 22 mm
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

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