Unique ID: DENO-D88461

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Complete cast copper alloy mount of Roman date. The mount is circular with a moulded front and hollow reverse. The mount depicts Medusa looking forwards with wavy hair framing the face and the rounded nubs of two wings protruding from the top of the head amongst the hair. The perimeter of the mount has a sub-square cut-out behind the wings suggesting that a handle or other fitting slotted into this mount. No means of affixing the mount is present on the reverse which implies it was soldered or embedded onto the vessel or furniture item from which it came.

Mounts of this type are not closely datable and it is therefore dated broadly to the Roman period, AD. c.43-410.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Length: 43.72 mm
Width: 43.32 mm
Thickness: 18.18 mm
Weight: 66.5 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Friday 30th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7465

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: East Lindsey
To be known as: Edlington & Wispington Area

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Created: Friday 11th November 2011
Updated: Tuesday 1st May 2012

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