MOUNT

Unique ID: SOM-534395

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Medieval cast copper alloy bar mount in the form of a central circular section flanked by two small rectangular outer ends. It is 'D'-shaped in section with a flat back and convex front. The centre and ends are thicker than the rest of the mount. The centre is plain. The ends have a pierced circular hole, one still containing a seperate copper alloy rivet. The rivet is a circular sectioned piece of wire with a bent over and slightly flattened back, 0.6mm in diameter. The backs of the rectangular ends have a circular cavity around the rivet holes. The mount is 15.2mm long, 7.7mm wide, 5.9mm thick including the rivet, 1.7mm excluding and it weighs 0.60g.

This form of belt mount was very popular in the Medieval period and was in use from at least 1150-1450 AD (Egan and Pritchard 1991: pp26 and 214).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Length: 15.2 mm
Width: 7.7 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20731

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Wiltshire
District: Wiltshire
To be known as: Alvediston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: Monday 23rd April 2012
Updated: Monday 23rd April 2012

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