CORN-BDD2F0: horse boss (plan)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-BDD2F0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead alloy bridle boss, or harness mount, circular in plan and plano-convex in profile, missing its rectangular attachment loops for the strap. The boss has a plain raised circle in the centre, with a recessed groove beyond and then two concentric borders: the first is a raised wavy line and the second is a line of raised squares, each with a circular perforation and defined by a recessed transverse groove.

The closest parallel on the database is YORYM-9D5048 which is dated from the 18th century.

Read (1988) illustrates similar plain centres and multi-roundel borders on lead bridle bosses on pages 180-1, Nos.1227-30, which are dated from the late 18th to the 19th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 55.8 g
Diameter: 54 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wadebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW9872
Four figure Latitude: 50.512853
Four figure longitude: -4.850509
1:25K map: SW9872
1:10K map: SW92NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found about 20 years ago at finder's previous address.
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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