SF-000D84: Vessel mount

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VESSEL

Unique ID: SF-000D84

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete cast copper alloy vessel mount, possibly for an Anglo Saxon hanging bowl. This mount is cross shaped in outline and convex in side profile, which would have allowed it to fit snugly against the side of a vessel. It measures 31mm in length and 24mm in width. The two shorter arms of the cross have flaring terminals and the two longer terminals do not, although they do have a transverse groove near to their tips. On the front face the arms are decorated with ring and dot, also on the front face, slightly off centre, there is a projecting pointed spike. The two longer arms each have a circular perforation, probably rivet holes, near to their terminals. The back face of this mount is undecorated and smooth. This mount has been identifed as such by Dr H Geake and is most likely to be Anglo Saxon in date.

Class: Mount
Sub class: Hanging bowl

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Width: 24 mm
Weight: 6.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Miss Faye Minter
Secondary identifier: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Methwold

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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