DENO-D88461: Roman Mount

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Unique ID: DENO-D88461

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Complete cast copper alloy mount of Roman date. The mount is circular with a moulded front and hollow reverse. The mount depicts Medusa looking forwards with wavy hair framing the face and the rounded nubs of two wings protruding from the top of the head amongst the hair. The perimeter of the mount has a sub-square cut-out behind the wings suggesting that a handle or other fitting slotted into this mount. No means of affixing the mount is present on the reverse which implies it was soldered or embedded onto the vessel or furniture item from which it came.

Mounts of this type are not closely datable and it is therefore dated broadly to the Roman period, AD. c.43-410.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Potential for inclusion in Britannia

Class: Medusa

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.72 mm
Width: 43.32 mm
Thickness: 18.18 mm
Weight: 66.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Friday 30th September 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7465

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: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Edlington & Wispington Area

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: Friday 11th November 2011
Updated: Tuesday 1st March 2016

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