BERK-5B92F3: Late Medieval to Post Medieval Mount

Rights Holder: West Berkshire
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Unique ID: BERK-5B92F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete cast copper alloy Late Medieval to Post Medieval mount. The mount is in the shape of a trilobed leaf. The leaf is flat with some possible incised decoration on the front. On the reverse are the remains of two attachment spikes. Such mounts were probably used as decorations on belts or other items of leatherwork.


This find was recovered at a Weekend Wanderers one day metal detecting rally held at Crookham, near Thatcham on 11/02/07. Identification made from photo only therefore this record may fall below our usual standard.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.7 mm
Width: 27.2 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th April 2007

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Thatcham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5265
Four figure Latitude: 51.381675
Four figure longitude: -1.254196
1:25K map: SU5265
1:10K map: SU56NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers Rally
Current location: Retained by Finder

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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