LON-DCA744: A medieval copper alloy plate mount dating to the early 15th century.

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Unique ID: LON-DCA744

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A medieval copper alloy plate mount dating to the early 15th century. The mount is flat and rectangular with three drilled rivet holes, a central hole with two smaller peripheral holes. Rivets are no longer present. The front of the plate has an engraved linear decoration running around the edge. Within the decoration is an engraved linear design in the shape of a rhombus with the peripheral rivet holes at the two furthest points.

A parallel can be found in Egan and Pritchard (1991, no. 1054) though the example in Egan and Pritchard has further rocker-arm decoration on the outer plate. This example is from archaeological layers that date AD 1400-1450.

Dimensions: length: 25.89 mm; width: 15.32 mm; thickness: 1.23 mm; large rivet hole diameter: 3.54 mm; weight: 2.93g.

Reference: Egan G. and Pritchard F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from the Museum of London. The Stationery Office, London

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.89 mm
Width: 15.32 mm
Thickness: 1.23 mm
Weight: 2.93 g
Diameter: 3.54 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Dowgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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