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HAMP-160132: Post-medieval strap-fitting (probable harness mount)

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HARNESS MOUNT

Unique ID: HAMP-160132

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete cast copper-alloy post-medieval convex mount, probably a harness mount. The mount is quatrefoil in design consisting of a central boss with protruding spokes with an openwork design. The boss is square in shape; from each side radiates a spoke connecting the boss to the outer design. The boss is delineated by incised lines. The spokes terminate in fleurs-de-lis that are conjoined; this makes for a heart-shaped openwork. The central element of each lis protrudes in a lobed knop. The radiating spokes and the outer design are trapezoidal in cross section; the lower surface is flat. On the lower surface, central to the boss, is a protruding spike of rectangular cross-section; this is now bent towards the boss. The mount is red-brown in colour with dusty, light-green corrosion product on both surfaces. An identical stud found in the same parish has been recorded on this database (ref. HAMP-0F3F71).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.9 mm
Height: 10.9 mm
Width: 24.1 mm
Thickness: 2.05 mm
Weight: 5.92 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2011 - Monday 28th February 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3124

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Exton CP

Spatial coordinates


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: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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