LEIC-3E15B5: Early Medieval copper alloy harness mount fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-3E15B5

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval copper alloy fragment, 27mm long, 12mm wide and 3mm thick, possibly from a strap-end of Thomas Class G. The object is in fair condition with a green patina and weighs 4 grams. The object is a fragment of an Urnes style object and is roughly in the form of a figure 8 which has been bent slightly. At the centre of the object is a sub rectangular raised area, which seems to portray a knot? The two loops are of similar size and are semi-circular in section. Each is decorated on its curved side with punched rings. There are sevreal signs of breakage on the sides of the object. The most obvious is at one end where the object has a sub-circular raised area just below a rectangular sectioned break. The object is probably an Urnes style mount depicting a serpent. It is similar to No. 10, plate 75 in Leahy, K The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: Thomas Class G

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 1050
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th May 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
Parish or ward: Kirby Muxloe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5104
Four figure Latitude: 52.631366
Four figure longitude: -1.247911
1:25K map: SK5104
1:10K map: SK50SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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