BERK-177CB8: Medieval mount: Octofoil mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: BERK-177CB8

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A cast copper alloy octofoil mount dating to the medieval period. The mount has eight domed lobes extending from the outer circumference of a circular domed body; the lobes are hollow on the back, as is the central boss, from the which extends the remains of a square-sectioned shank for attachment. The rear of the mount is plain and undecorated. Egan and Pritchard (1993:186-194) illustrate a range of copper alloy flower mounts which were used to adorn straps and harnesses or belts. These mounts were in common use by the middle of the 14th century and continued to be popular until the late 15th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.59 mm
Weight: 14.2 g
Diameter: 35.72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Wednesday 29th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.817

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Little Bedwyn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2766
Four figure Latitude: 51.392401
Four figure longitude: -1.613334
1:25K map: SU2766
1:10K map: SU26NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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