LVPL-61A287: Early Medieval decorative mount

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Unique ID: LVPL-61A287

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Copper alloy decorative mount with gilt decoration on the front face. Early Medieval in date, c.7-800AD. It is incomplete, bent and has broken into 2 pieces. The larger piece (which has one bent end) measures 24 x 21mm. The smaller piece measures 19 x 20mm. The decoration consists of 2 lines of scroll swirls inside a border. At one end of the clasp there are 2 small circular holes, one at each corner. In what would have been the centre of the clasp is a circular perforation, surrounded by a circle of plain metal. This piece is typical of the 8th century both in design and the gilding. It is difficult to pin down an exact use for it though as it is incomplete.

Class: Book


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: AD 800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7050
Four figure Latitude: 53.046416
Four figure longitude: -2.448944
1:25K map: SJ7050
1:10K map: SJ75SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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