FAHG-1B0694: Early-medieval harness mount

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HARNESS MOUNT

Unique ID: FAHG-1B0694

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Anglo-Saxon rectangular mount with terminals, probably from horse-harness. The mount is decorated with Style I relief animal ornament in a central rectangular panel and on pairs of semi-circular panels on the terminals, and these areas appear to be gilded. In side view the mount is curved or bent, perhaps for attachment to a noseband. There are no obvious rivets or other means of fixing. Compare SOMDOR-305381.

Notes:

Object identified from photo supplied by Helena Hamerow via Stuart Brookes. No further details are available at present.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 450
Date to: Circa AD 600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Photos S 703-5

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ewelme (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

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

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