ESS-69D233: Late medieval copper alloy mount

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Unique ID: ESS-69D233

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Cast copper alloy mount. The mount is circular in plan and flat in section. One side is decorated with a moulded, slightly raised letter I entwined and passing through the centre bar of a letter S. Around the letters are irregular incised short dashes and lines, not quite cross-hatched, but used to fill the empty field around the central design. The reverse of the mount is plain. There are no signs of attachment to the reverse. The edges of the mount are irregular in places, but the object does appear to be mostly complete. The surface of the mount survives with an even mid green patina. There are some patches of exposed surfaces to the rear, which are lighter green. The mount has a diameter of 30.32mm, is 1.92mm thick and weighs 4.87g. It is not certain which type of object the mount may have been attached to, or how. The ‘IS’ may be a variation of the religious motif ‘IHS’ (Jesus Christ), though this would be an odd form. It is late medieval in date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.92 mm
Weight: 4.87 g
Diameter: 30.32 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Caroline McDonald
Secondary identifier: Mr Geoff Egan

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 4109

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Little Maplestead

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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