Unique ID: IOW-43D517

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

An incomplete Medieval cast copper-alloy mount or strap fitting (c. 1200 -c. 1500 AD.
The fitting is misshapen and is curved through about 160°. One end is missing due to a break.
The object comprises a rectangular plate or bar that is rectangular in section. At both ends and at the centre of the bar there is square panel. Adjacent to one end panel there is an integrally cast terminal that has a narrow neck followed by a slightly flaring perforated collar and a terminal pointed knop. The panel adjacent to this collar and the central panel have has cross-hatched decoration. The other panel appears to be plain. However, decoration on this panel may have been lost due to wear or corrosion. At the opposite end, adjacent to one of the panels, there is splayed flat and thin element. The rear face of this fitting is flat.
It has a green patina overall. No indication of any surface treatment.
Length if straightened: c. 83.0mm; width: 17.97mm; thickness: 3.08mm. Weight: 13.49g.
For reference see: Read's Hooked Clasps, p.217, no.779, who writes: "presumably for riveting to a strap and suspending a secondary item from the hook, possibly 13th to 15th century". A pair of medieval hooked mounts can also be found illustrated in Read (2001: 19; refs: 169, 170).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 83 mm
Width: 17.97 mm
Thickness: 3.08 mm
Weight: 13.49 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th January 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-1-53

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [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 IOW-43D517 Medieval Mount

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY-SA licence (unless stated otherwise).

Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: SUSS-42F584
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A complete cast copper-alloy mount, probably a strap fitting or related mount, c. 13th-15th century AD. The mount consists of a triagular-se…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Find number: IOW-4825B3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) copper-alloy and silver strap-end/hooked tag (c. 800-c. 900). This object seems to be a hybrid …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Find number: SF-57F510
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete cast copper-alloy strap fitting or hooked tag of Post-Medieval date. It is missing the suspension loop or lug due to old break…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind waiting to be validated

Report a mistake

Comment on this artefact's record

Your comment will be checked before being posted. We also check for spam using akismet.

Enter your comments:

* This will not be displayed to the public.

* Not compulsory

The following HTML tags can be used - a,p,ul,li,em,strong,br,img,a - and paragraphs will be automatically created

Audit data

Created: Monday 16th January 2012
Updated: Thursday 19th January 2012

This page is available in: qrcode json xml geojson rdf representations.

Social Bookmarking: