IOW-0F70B3: IOW-0F70B3 Medieval Mount

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Unique ID: IOW-0F70B3

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An incomplete Medieval cast copper-alloy mount (c. 1450-c. 1500). The mount is in the form of a fleur-de-lis. Each side petal has an old break and there is also an old break at the base. Each petal is bevelled. At the front, close to the base there is a panel of three horizontal ribs. The rear face of each petal is slightly concave. Three integral spikes at the rear are on the vertical centre-line, one at each end and one slightly above the panel. The front is partially covered with a dark grey shiny substance. 63.2 x 39.9 x 5.8mm. Weight: 24.97g. The mount is relatively large and may have been fitted to a casket or an item of furniture. A very similar example was found in York dating to the early 15th century (Ottaway & Rogers 2002: 2908, fig. 1480 and 1481, #13377). Another example has been recorded from Lissington Parish, Lincolnshire (LIN-861956).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63.3 mm
Width: 39.9 mm
Thickness: 5.8 mm
Weight: 24.97 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 7th February 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-114

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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