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Roman mounts - all types

Roman bronze vessel handle mounts 24.8g, 56.63mm L x 26.25mm w

Huge Roman bronze animal head mount - possible bucket or pot mount - looks like it is a bird with a hooked beak but it could also be an elephant

80.24g, 29.32mm L x 28.5mm dia


Fantastic find 1stC BC Celtic bucket mount - The bird probably a raven would be one of a series used as decoration around the top of the bucket. The bucket was used in sacrifial or religious ceremonies

In Celtic mythology birds were represented as the messengers of the gods


34.02mm L, 5.28g


Roman bronze vessel mount

Roman bronze bust mount

C 1stC AD Celtic drinking vessel spout - face decoration

34.94mm W x 20.63mm L - 27.20g

Roman animal headed bucket mount

Stunning Roman mount with face decoration

Celtic mount

Celtic mount

Roman bucket handle mount Roman Military piece - Lugged baldric mount



Roman miiltary mount with single integral fixing

Roman military 'universal' decorative washers - used on helmets. Ref Appels & Laycock

Celtic animal mount Romano/British bronze dog mount - 2.87g, 22.91mm H x 11.48mm W

Very interesting Roman bronze mount - could be a face



Roman mounts
Roman Baldric phalerae Roman handle mount
Roman bronze armour mount Roman bronze handle mount - 2 rivet fixings

Roman tendril pendant

Roman decorated copper alloy pelta-shaped mount. It is semi-circular, with the upper surface having a incised decoration

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Date from: AD 40
Date to: AD 400

Roman mount Roman animal headed mount - gilding remains

Roman gilded mount

Roman handle mount Roman bronze mount

Roman Eagles head bronze votive offering/mount

A near identical mount is in Benet’s Artefacts second volume, page171 number R09-0403.

Described as Mount (Eagle) 50mm. Spread wings with feathers detailed. Mounted on a stem. Perhaps from a military standard.


A copper alloy Roman votive bird figurine (1st-2nd century AD). The figurine depicts a bird with outstretched winds and neck curved so the head faces one side. The tail is fan-shaped with a scalloped edge representing the ends of feathers. The neck and body are decorated with s-shaped incised lines; the wings and tail are decorated with thicker and more irregular lines all representing the feathers. This decoration is on both the upper and lower surfaces. There is a broken stump where the feet would have been, this is probably where the figurine was attached to another object. The figurine is probably representing a phoenix or an eagle. It is more likely a phoenix due to the long slender neck and short pointed beak (an eagle's beak would be more curved).


Figurines of birds are often found on religious sites in southern England. The use of birds alluded to the practice of augury where priests were able to divine the will of the gods from studying bird flight (Booth & Henig 2000:125). Booth, P. and Henig, M. 2000. Roman Oxfordshire. Sutton Publishing Limited, Gloucestershire.



Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Period to: ROMAN

Date from: AD 43
Date to: AD 200

Roman military mount


In reference books these are identified as Roman but I am not so sure



Roman military Pelta mount Roman mount
Roman mount Roman mount

Roman baldric mount Roman oval mount with suspension loop
Roman pendant hanger mount  

Mounts and finials (possible latch keys)



Incomplete Roman cast copper alloy mount. It is circular in plan, with a domed head (diameter 20.31mm). There is a stepped in cylindrical projection on the reverse (diameter 12.54mm), with an incomplete iron shank projecting from the centre. The shank has a square cross section (3.54mm thick). It is 17.87mm long and weighs 13.18 grams. It has a dark brown patina and the surface is pitted.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN

Date from: AD 40
Date to: AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 13.18 g
Diameter: 20.31 mm
Quantity: 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

Completeness: Incomplete




Classic Roman mounts