LVPL-D35B84: earlymedievalirishmount

Rights Holder: National Museums Liverpool
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

MOUNT

Unique ID: LVPL-D35B84

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Early Medieval Irish mount, cast copper alloy. The mount is T-shaped formed of a rectangular bar with a pelta-shaped projection on one side. The rectangular panel contains interlace decoration with a cross in the centre. Some traces of gilding remain. On the back of the mount are the remains of two attachments. The shape and general decoration of this object may be compared to mounts from the 'near Navan' hoard (Youngs 1989, 117, Catalogue Number 113) and from Stoma, Norway (ibid. 118, Catalogue Number 114 a-e) for which an eighth-ninth century date was suggested. This object is likely to have been brought to England as a result of Viking activity. The object appears to be complete and has a light green patina.

Notes:

See records SUR-569A64 and FAKL-7EF8C0 for comparison

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Irish style
Date from: Circa AD 750
Date to: Circa AD 950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.19 mm
Width: 21.28 mm
Thickness: 6.34 mm
Weight: 5.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd March 2014

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Interlace
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Doddington

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Youngs, S.M. 2001 From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Late Gothic Period and Its European Context Princeton Princeton University Press

Similar objects

Find number: FAKL-7EF8C0
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Early Medieval, Irish, mount, cast copper alloy, poorly preserved but retains traces of gilding. T shaped, a rectangular bar with a pelta-sha…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: BERK-14F381
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Gilded copper-alloy horse-harness mount consisting of a flat sub-rectangular horizontal bar with incurved ends, one face decorated with chip-…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SWYOR-3903E4
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
A copper alloy mount dating from the Early Medieval period and bearing the net-like interlace characteristic of Irish metalwork.. The object …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.