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MOUNT

Unique ID: SF-8F8AB3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval of Post-Medieval copper alloy mount. It is a long, narrow metal strip bent round to form an S shape. There are circular rivet holes at either terminal, one of which is fractured and bent out at an angle, probably due to plough damage. The curve of the 'S' bend is extremely tight at one end, less so at the other, and the fact that it is not cracked at the fold suggests that this shaping was intentional. The mount measures 32.55mm in length (bent) and is 3.7mm in width. It weighs 2.92g. The object may have been used as a casket mount or dress mount, and a mount with some similarities from medieval London has been been published as both/either by Egan (1991,fig.134, no.1167).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.55 mm
Width: 3.7 mm
Weight: 2.92 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Other reference numbers

Other reference: finder's ref.17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Brockley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: Monday 15th August 2011
Updated: Monday 12th September 2011

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