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An almost complete cast copper alloy mount of probable Post-Medieval date (AD 1500 – AD 1700). Length 34.3mm, width14.9mm and 2.0mm thick. Weight 2.92g. The mount, probably for a belt or strap, is sub-triangular in plan. It is slightly convex at the front and slightly concave at the rear. One end is pointed and the opposite end is in the form of a tri-lobed knop. The front face is decorated with six oblique grooves, three either side of the longitudinal centre-line. All the grooves extend from the centre-line in a downward direction. At the rear are two integral spikes situated along the longitudinal centre-line. These spikes are circular in cross-section and have a maximum diameter of 1.3mm. One spike is complete and is 6.0mm in length. Just the stub of the other spike has survived. The piece is in fair condition. The front has a patchy mid-green patina. However, there is no patina on the rear face, which is slightly corroded.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1500
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 34.3 mm
Width: 14.9 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.92 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

Copper alloy belt mount. The mount is asymmetrical and decorated with ring and dot motifs. The mount has a triangular body, with a collared lozenge shaped terminal at one end, and a circular terminal at the other. The surface is gilded. There are two incomplete integral lugs on the reverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1499

Dimensions and weight

Length: 29 mm

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 

 

A Post Medieval cast copper alloy lozenge shaped mount

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

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

 

Medieval copper alloy belt mount, 31mm long and 14mm wide. The object is in a fair condition with a green patina and some surface corrosion. It weighs 2.93 grams. The mount is triangular in form and has a central sub rectangular protrusion, 6mm long and 2m wide, on its upper surface. The base of the triangle terminates in a collared knop. There are no signs of decoration but the green corrosion may be traces of enamel? two rivets, 2mm long protrude from its reverse, one above the other.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 31 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 2.93 g
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

 
 

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