DOR-0B0455: Post-medieval mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: DOR-0B0455

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval cast copper-alloy mount (c. 1600-c. 1800). The main part of the mount is roughly oval in plan and is composed of a frame, grooved on its upper face. At the centre of the frame there is a heavily worn and corroded anthropomorphic mask surrounded by moulded pellets. Each side of the mask, a fleur-de-lis joins the mask to the frame and forms openwork above and below it. At the top there is a small rounded knop and at the bottom there is a semi-circular feature. This feature has a central raised sub-circular area with radiating grooves and lines below. It probably represents a flower. The object is flat at the rear except for the two integral spikes on the longitudinal centre-line. The mount has been burnt and is heavily corroded. The mount is 33.8mm in length, 25.35mm wide and weighs 5.53 grams.

Notes:

Part of a group of four artefacts found in the same location which had all been burnt.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.8 mm
Width: 22.35 mm
Weight: 5.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020400

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Fifehead Magdalen

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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