SWYOR-43ACE2: Medieval mount

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Unique ID: SWYOR-43ACE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A incomplete cast copper alloy mount of probable Medieval date. Length: 42.11mm; width: 9.83mm and 3.25mm thick. Weight: 5.24g.

The mount is sub-rectangular in plan and appears to be broken at one end. It is flat without decoration (rectangular in section) at the broken end, and thicker and moulded at the complete end. The moulding is of three raised transverse lines near the middle and a rounded terminal. There are still the remains of two rivets; one in the centre and one in the rounded terminal. The mount reacts to a magnet, suggesting the rivets are iron, or that it was mounted to an iron object. The rear face is plain. It has a patchy green patina with some areas of ferrous corrosion.

For Reference see IOW-1A2011.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1066
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.11 mm
Width: 9.83 mm
Thickness: 3.25 mm
Weight: 5.24 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carole Bloom
Identified by: Ms Carole Bloom
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Reference number PAS 1733

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Bilton-in-Ainsty with Bickerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4650
Four figure Latitude: 53.944071
Four figure longitude: -1.300683
1:25K map: SE4650
1:10K map: SE45SE
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: 6 years ago

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