LON-28B9A5: Medieval girdle or belt mount.

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Unique ID: LON-28B9A5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper alloy rectangular mount, probably for belt/girdle, with four separate rivets. Engraved borders, within which engraved lines mark out "ihc", a variation of "ihs" meaning Jesus Christ. Internally the letters are plain, but in the space between the letters (within the borders) there is zig-zagged engraving or "wriggle work". The rivets remain intact, including heads and roves. One rivet hole is filled with the rove, but the rest of the rivet, including the head, is missing. The other, fourth rivet is missing altogether. The mount has one corner bent rearwards slightly.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 22 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th June 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Paul Talbot
Identified by: Mr Paul Talbot

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 4498/3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Boxley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7858
Four figure Latitude: 51.293307
Four figure longitude: 0.551564
1:25K map: TQ7858
1:10K map: TQ75NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991 Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) (1991) London Stationery Office Books vii-xi,1-32,162-5,195-8

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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