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Cast copper alloy mount of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1600). The mount is sub-oval in plan and domed in cross section (D-shaped). The front face is convex and undecorated, however it decorated with an applied surface – probably tin . The edges are slightly raised and have a thicker cross section. The reverse is concave. From a central position a small square sectioned spike projects; this is broken relatively close to the body of the mount. The mount is a dark mid green colour with a patchy surface patina. The length of the spike would suggest that this mount was used either in a piece of furniture or through a relatively thick piece of leather, possibly on horse harness. It is unlikely that it would have been used for personal dress. The mount measures 16.7mm length, 8.5mm maximum width, is 6.7mm thick and weighs 1.34 grams

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1600

 

 

 

Post Medieval cast copper alloy mount dating to the 16th - 17th century. The mount has an roughly piriform (drop shaped) front with projecting knops top and bottom. The mount and knops are convex with a concave back and there are thinned constrictions between the centre and knops. The knop at the top is larger, triangular with four incised lines on the front and a scalloped outer edge giving the effect of five rays; The lower one is oval with four incised lines which are more parallel and again a scalloped outer edge. On the reverse there are the stubs of two integral but broken spikes, one each at the necks where the knops join the centre.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 

 

 

 

 

17th century cast copper alloy symmetrical flat mount with two integral lugs on the back. Plain circular body with trilobed moulding at either end. One of the mouldings is missing.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 28 mm
Width: 14.5 mm
Weight: 2.44 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 

 

 

 

An cast copper alloy mount of post-Medieval date (1600-1700). In plan, the mount is in the form of to sub-oval terminals, bulbous at the front. Several are divided by a smaller sub-rectangular feature at the centre consisting of three transverse parallel ribs

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1600
Date to: AD 1700

 

 

Cast copper alloy belt mount with two rivets. The mount is sometimes subdivided by a single groove at a position of 6m from the sharp end. Both rivets are usually bent to a semi circular shape. The lower surface can be flat while the upper is moulded

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 
 
 
 
 

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