CORN-876773: horse bridle boss

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HARNESS MOUNT

Unique ID: CORN-876773

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper-alloy umbonate harness mount or bridle boss. It has a multifoil openwork pattern, with nine knops around the edge in the form of four-petalled flowers, alternating with eight knops in the form of fleurs-de-lis. There are two circular rivet holes. The rest of the openwork is asymmetrical, with moulded curvilinear ovals surrounding a central fleuret with six openwork heart-shaped petals. It dates to the 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9.3 mm
Weight: 35.31 g
Diameter: 63.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st December 2003

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW9453
Four figure Latitude: 50.340809
Four figure longitude: -4.896413
1:25K map: SW9453
1:10K map: SW93SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 1995 History Beneath our Feet (1995) Ipswich Anglia Publishing 149-150 1015 & 1018

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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