SWYOR-0201A1: Mount

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Unique ID: SWYOR-0201A1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver mount of late Anglo-Saxon (probably 11th century) date. The mount is rectangular in plan and the front is convex. One end is broken. It has an openwork design, the holes having been cut after casting the thick plate; some holes remain as uncut recesses.

The design is hard to read, but a backward-facing animal can be seen together with some interlace which may have zoomorphic elements. There are also deeply incised grooves adding to the design and forming a discontinuous border around it. There is a circular rivet hole in each corner (one broken through), and one silver rivet survives, with a flat head, barely wider than the shaft. The reverse is concave and there are flattened blobs of metal projecting from the back. The whole mount is chunky and substantial.

Other rectangular convex openwork mounts, in copper alloy and with 11th-century Urnes-style relief decoration, is recorded on the PAS database at NMS-02A7E0, SOMDOR-ED0DC0 and ESS-7E3A71. These rectangular mounts also bear some relationship to a series of 11th-century flat oval openwork mounts (e.g. HAMP-B06557, HAMP-BF6492, BH-FD11A0 and SUR-29B2E1).


As the object is made of silver and is more than 300 years old, it meets the criteria of the 1996 Treasure Act.

TVC Valuation 09/03/2012: £120

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Bassetlaw Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T416


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian style
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.14 mm
Width: 28.87 mm
Thickness: 5.15 mm
Weight: 27.43 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th July 2010 - Saturday 31st July 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1539
Treasure case number: 2011T416

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Misson

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Bassetlaw Museum
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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