LEIC-48A221: Early Medieval copper alloy mount

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Unique ID: LEIC-48A221

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper alloy mount, possibly part of a strap union, 25mm long, 24mm wide and 3mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a brown patina and weighs 6.24grams. The object is triangular in form and has a bowed rectangular section. It has a central circular hole which has a raised border around it. This is flanked by three smaller circular holes which are either part of the decoration or are fixing holes. In each corner there is a small raised area. Although very worn, the decoration suggests a Borre style piece. The raised areas in each corner could be animal heads and the central border appears to form an interlace pattern. Therefore the object would date to the first half of the tenth century (K. Leahy pers comm.)

Class: Harness
Sub class: Borre


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: AD 900
Date to: AD 950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 6.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th April 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Great Bowden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7389
Four figure Latitude: 52.494034
Four figure longitude: -0.926212
1:25K map: SP7389
1:10K map: SP78NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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