CORN-406D65: horse boss (front)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-406D65

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete cast lead bridle boss or horse harness mount, circular in plan, with plain, flat but raised central face, surrounded by a moulded border with oblique incised lines in the form of a twisted rope. The boss might have been mounted on the leather blinker on a horse's bridle. On the back of the mount are the bases of two extant iron rivets that would have attached to the leather blinker or strap as part of the horse harness. The back of the boss is more corroded and cracked than the face and two sections of the border are missing, at opposite edges of the boss, suggesting that the object was forced through something made of stronger material with straight sides.

Similar examples are recorded in YORYM-E88F35 and YORYM-C090B4, which are dated from the 18th century.

Read (1988) illustrates a more elaborate bridle boss with a similar ropework border on page 181, No.1230, which is dated from the late 18th century to the 19th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 72.2 g
Diameter: 62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 27th May 2013 - Friday 31st May 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
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: St. Breward (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0977
Four figure Latitude: 50.561462
Four figure longitude: -4.698108
1:25K map: SX0977
1:10K map: SX07NE
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

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

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