SWYOR-32D282: Medieval Mount

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Unique ID: SWYOR-32D282

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver gilt cap badge (perhaps), dating from the 16th century. It has a flat face in the form of a flower head with six petals or leaves (creating at star like pattern), one of which has broken off. These are defined by raised lines with a pellet at each end. The front has been gilded. There is a scar on the reverse from a soldered recurving hook which is now missing. Compare ESS-286B04 (2007 T7) and NCL-0AEDA2 and one from Norton-on-Derwent, North Yorkshire (TAR 2004, ref. 257, p. 288; 2004 T191)

Length: 9.6mm; Width: 8.7mm; Thickness: 1.7mm; Weight: 0.52g

Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Update 3/3/16: Erica Darch (Norfolk FLO) suggests that this fragment could in fact be from a Medieval annular brooch dating from AD 1200 - 1400 and suggests as parallels HAMP-546303, LVPL-DE64DF and IOW-DC6CA6. These all have flat decorative elements soldered on to the annular frame, and seem convincing parallels.

Class: Cap badge

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T51


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.6 mm
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 0.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th January 2011 - Monday 17th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Doncaster Enquiry 945
Treasure case number: 2012T51

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Owersby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0594
Four figure Latitude: 53.432338
Four figure longitude: -0.421036
1:25K map: TF0594
1:10K map: TF09SE
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: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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