SWYOR-36B463: Medieval mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: SWYOR-36B463

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A collection of 17 copper alloy mounts all of the same design. The are circular and domed, with six projecting domed lobes round the edge. The reverse is concave and there is a square sectioned shank or spike projecting from the centre of many of the examples. The ends of the spikes are bent over on some examples. The mounts have a white metal coating. There are sexfoil and septfoil mounts with some similarities to these in Dress Accessories dating from 1350 - 1400, but none are the same shape as these. These examples were recovered from all across Towton Battlefield, so it is suggested that they may date from 1461.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 17
Thickness: 7.32 mm
Weight: 2.86 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1426

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Towton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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