BH-DF1427: Medieval to post-Medieval mounts

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Unique ID: BH-DF1427

Object type certainty: Certain
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A pair of stamped copper-alloy sheet-metal mounts, probably dating from the Late Medieval or post-Medieval periods.

The mounts are of very similar appearance, each taking the form of a four-petalled flower head. At the centre is a raised pellet surrounded by four sub-circular petals; a rim of two ridges and an internal groove forms a perimeter border around the mount, with the point of a petal protruding from each of the four external angles. On the reverse, both mounts have traces of iron corrosion from an otherwise missing central rivet. One mount has a light green patina, while the other has a matt brown surface.

Green mount: 18.9mm high, 18.5mm wide, 1.4mm thick. Weight: 0.95g.

Brown mount: 19.2mm x 19.2mm, 1.1mm thick. Weight: 0.73g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/38 - 6

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Welwyn Hatfield (District)
To be known as: Ayot St. Lawrence

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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