LVPL-D35B84: earlymedievalirishmount

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Unique ID: LVPL-D35B84

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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.


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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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
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

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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

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

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