BH-760A65: Medieval mount

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Unique ID: BH-760A65

Object type certainty: Certain
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A bent and incomplete copper-alloy mount of Medieval date.

The mount is parallel-sided along most of its length. The upper surface comprises three rectangular mouldings, separated from each other by short bars of triangular section. The surfaces of the rectangular mouldings are decorated with a pattern of crosshatched grooves. At the intact end is a rounded terminal with central rivet hole and, projecting from the end, a pointed lobe. The corroded surfaces retain much of the mount's original gilding. The piece measures 39.6mm long, 9.2mm wide, 3.3mm thick and weighs 6g.

The form of this piece can be compared to horse harness pendant suspension mounts of the 13th and 14th centuries (see, for example, PAS record BH-AC4764).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.6 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th August 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/152 - 4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Welwyn Hatfield (District)
To be known as: Ayot St. Lawrence

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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