HAMP-6E7D16: Post-medieval mount (probably)

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Unique ID: HAMP-6E7D16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy sheet binding, sub-circular in plan, of probable post-medieval date. The piece has suffered a longitudinal crack but it has only been slightly distorted in plan. The thin strip is flat at one end and cusped on the other other giving it the superficial appearance of a crown. The cusping is formed of triangles each with small semicircular cusps. An upper zone from just below the cusps is delineated by a double longitudinally incised line; the area below is plain, as is the internal surface. The upper zone is decorated with punched curvilinear decoration. Above the longitudinal grooves a pair of curved lines converge into each triangular cups. Two further pairs of short lines travel upwards, one at the point of the converging lines, the other at their other ends. There is a punched annulet between each of the converging lines and therefore between the cusps. The zones within the centres of the annulets and between the converging lines are filled with very fine pellet decoration. Traces of gilt are retained within some of the incised lines. The object is slightly splayed from the base to the cusped end. Some of the cusps have been bent slightly, both inwards and out. The metal now has an even mid-green patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1675
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.9 mm
Height: 8.85 mm
Width: 28.3 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.57 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3174

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Abbotts Ann CP

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
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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