IOW-43D517: IOW-43D517 Medieval Mount

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Unique ID: IOW-43D517

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval cast copper-alloy mount or strap fitting (c. 1200 -c. 1500 AD.
The fitting is misshapen and is curved through about 160°. One end is missing due to a break.
The object comprises a rectangular plate or bar that is rectangular in section. At both ends and at the centre of the bar there is square panel. Adjacent to one end panel there is an integrally cast terminal that has a narrow neck followed by a slightly flaring perforated collar and a terminal pointed knop. The panel adjacent to this collar and the central panel have has cross-hatched decoration. The other panel appears to be plain. However, decoration on this panel may have been lost due to wear or corrosion. At the opposite end, adjacent to one of the panels, there is splayed flat and thin element. The rear face of this fitting is flat.
It has a green patina overall. No indication of any surface treatment.
Length if straightened: c. 83.0mm; width: 17.97mm; thickness: 3.08mm. Weight: 13.49g.
For reference see: Read's Hooked Clasps, p.217, no.779, who writes: "presumably for riveting to a strap and suspending a secondary item from the hook, possibly 13th to 15th century". A pair of medieval hooked mounts can also be found illustrated in Read (2001: 19; refs: 169, 170).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 83 mm
Width: 17.97 mm
Thickness: 3.08 mm
Weight: 13.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th January 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-1-53

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Monday 16th January 2012
Updated: Thursday 19th January 2012

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