MOUNT

Unique ID: SWYOR-32D282

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

An incomplete silver gilt cap badge (perhaps), dating from the 16th century. It has a flat face in the form of a flower head with six petals or leaves (creating at star like pattern), one of which has broken off. These are defined by raised lines with a pellet at each end. The front has been gilded. There is a scar on the reverse from a soldered recurving hook which is now missing. Compare ESS-286B04 (2007 T7) and NCL-0AEDA2 and one from Norton-on-Derwent, North Yorkshire (TAR 2004, ref. 257, p. 288; 2004 T191)

Length: 9.6mm; Width: 8.7mm; Thickness: 1.7mm; Weight: 0.52g

Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Class: Cap badge

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T51

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Length: 9.6 mm
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 0.52 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Doncaster Enquiry 945
Treasure case number: 2012T51

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Gilded [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval Mount

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: West Lindsey
Parish: Owersby

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0594
Four figure Latitude: 53.432338 Four figure longitude: -0.421036
1:25K map: TF0594
1:10K map: TF09SE
WOEID: 26348842
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

  • Egan, G and Pritchard, F, 1991. Dress Accessories : Medieval Finds from Excavations in London, pp191, number 1015

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Created: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
Updated: Tuesday 15th April 2014

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