BH-175AC4: Medieval mount

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Unique ID: BH-175AC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy mount of probable 15th century AD date (Mills, 1999, p. 23). The object consists of a lozenge-shaped plate measuring 42mm long by 27.7mm wide and 1.7mm thick. The upper surface has a sunburst or eight-pointed star design within a narrow border. The spaces around the design are recessed and contain a dark blue enamel. The star itself has possible traces of gilding and a drilled circular attachment hole at the centre. The object is slightly bent and corroded. It weighs 7.14g.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 27.7 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 7.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/188 - 42

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

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
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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