FAHG-1B7273: Early-medieval harness mount

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HARNESS MOUNT

Unique ID: FAHG-1B7273

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Anglo-Saxon circular mount, probably from horse-harness. It is decorated with a single band of relief animal ornament around a central boss. Around the edge is a wide border, probably with stamped ornament, and a lower beaded rim. The reverse has no obvious means of attachment. Compare BUC-24D605, BERK-18B795 and BH-5D35E5; also a repoussé silver mount from Caenby, Lincs (Speake 1980, pl. 15k). Early 7th century.

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 600
Date to: Circa AD 650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Photos S 706-7

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

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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