IOW-A70176: IOW-A70176 Medieval Box or Chest Mount

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-A70176

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An incomplete Medieval cast copper-alloy mount, possibly for a box or chest (c. 1200-c. 1500). The mount is convex at the front and flat at the rear. It is complete at one end and the opposite end is incomplete due to a break that has occurred through a rivet hole. It has a 'trefoil' knop at one end and a 'sexfoil' knop. Between these features the distance is 14.0mm and the width is 3.7mm. The distance between the 'sexfoil' knop and the break is with a width of 5.9mm. Each knop has a circular rivet hole, 3.0mm in diameter. The object is slightly corroded and a decayed buff patina has survived within crevices. No trace of gilding. 47.9 x 9.2 x 3.0mm.Weight: 5.35g.

Class: Box or chest

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.9 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th February 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-4-81

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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