DEV-A91323: Medieval mount

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Unique ID: DEV-A91323

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A late Early Medieval cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of uncertain class dating to the 11th century. The mount has five lobes with a central circular piercing at the centre. Moulded lines radiate from the centre to the junctions of the lobes and form six sections. The reverse is plain and undecorated. The bottom of the item curves back to form a flange at an angle of approximately 90 degrees giving an L-shaped profile. At the centre of the flange is a circular perforation, presumably for a rivet.

Length: 39.5mm Width 38.5mm; Thickness: 2.5mm.

The mount appears to be an unclassified type although the overall shape suggests it may sit broadly within Williams Class B. Photographs have been examined by David Williams and Robert Webley who have agreed this identification. It appears similar to NMS-3F8900 and NMS-4DF205 on this database although slightly different in the detail of the decoration. This is a type previously only known from Norfolk.

Class: strap mount
Sub class: Williams Class uncertain

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.5 mm
Width: 38.5 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: David Williams
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Colyton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY2291
Four figure Latitude: 50.71337734
Four figure longitude: -3.10614511
1:25K map: SY2291
1:10K map: SY21SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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