LON-6F6F76: A medieval copper alloy harness mount dating to the 13th -14th century AD.

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Unique ID: LON-6F6F76

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A medieval copper alloy harness mount dating to the 13th -14th century AD. The mount is a lozenge-shaped plate with central rivet hole (rivet no longer present). The front surface is decorated with a central estoile (an eight pointed cross) with blue enamel in each of the cells between the arms. Approximately 50% of the enamel remains. Traces of gilding are also visible. Ashley (2002:16) notes that estoiles were most likely decorative as opposed to heraldic.

Dimensions: length: 37.92mm; width: 32.13mm; thickness: 1.60mm; weight: 6.68g.

Reference: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Englian Archaeology 101: Archaeology and Environment Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.92 mm
Width: 32.13 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 6.68 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
To be known as: Thurnham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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