SWYOR-059601: Early Medieval mount

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Unique ID: SWYOR-059601

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A cast copper alloy mount dating from the Early Medieval period. It is zoomorphic with a D-shaped section and two rivet holes containing copper alloy flat headed rivets. A series of triangular and chevron mouldings and transverse bars probably represent a degraded mask or beast head. It is broken at one end. The mount is probably of Early Medieval to Medieval date, about 900-1100 and of Viking style. Many Viking artefacts have been found in the same area. Compare NLM-E111C1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 4.58 mm
Thickness: 7.1 mm
Weight: 1.56 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1446

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Brampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8380
Four figure Latitude: 53.310445
Four figure longitude: -0.755748
1:25K map: SK8380
1:10K map: SK88SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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