MOUNT

Unique ID: IOW-43D517

Object type certainty: Certain
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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

Chronology

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

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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]

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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]

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

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