LIN-628000: MOUNT - incomplete cast copper-alloy probable harness mount/fitting

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Unique ID: LIN-628000

Object type certainty: Probably
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy probable harness mount/fitting or furniture fitting of post-medieval date c. AD 1500-1800.

In the centre is a convex circular boss in the form of a fleur de lis, delineated by openwork. Surrounding the central boss is the plate with concave edges interspersed by trilobed knops; the plate is decorated with a regular pattern of four pellets (two in a transverse row and two in a longitudinal row) within a bowed triangle. At two parallel points, above the fleur and below, are rivet holes, one is now torn and missing its rivet, the other retains its circular copper-alloy rivet (9.45 mm in diameter) that passes through the plate and extends out the reverse (14.72 mm in height). The reverse has a hollow boss, the reverse of the decorative central elements. The object has a silvery sheen, probably the remains of a white metal coating.

Diameter: 62.20 mm; Thickness (plate to boss): 13.37 mm; Weight: 45.13g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 13.37 mm
Weight: 45.13 g
Diameter: 62.2 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Addlesthorpe area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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