BH-A27E42: Post-Medieval hooked mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: BH-A27E42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper-alloy hooked mount of post-Medieval date.

The horizontal top side of the plate has a 'V-shaped' depression at its centre. The long sides of the mount converge towards the bottom, where there is a wider collar with incised transverse groove. The integrally cast hook is of semi-circular section, backward-pointing and terminates in a blunt end. There are the remains of two iron rivets within the plate. The mount measures 36.2mm long, 13.6mm wide, 9.3mm deep (including hook) and weighs 4.21g.

This hooked mount is probably a sword-belt fitting. The suggested date is 16th to 17th century.

Class: Hooked

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1700
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.2 mm
Width: 13.6 mm
Weight: 4.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/208 - 24

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Melbourn

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: Friday 9th March 2012
Updated: Saturday 10th March 2012

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