IOW-C5C4AA: Post-Medieval Mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: IOW-C5C4AA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy mount (c. 1600-c. 1700).

The mount is an elongated sub-triangular shape in plan. It is slightly convex at the front and largely flat at the rear. In plan, it has a pointed knop at one end and a rounded knop at the opposite end. At the rear there are two tapering integral spikes which are circular in cross-section.

This mount has a green patina with patches of a dark brown substance, probably lacquer.

Height: 28.6mm; width: 12.8mm; thickness: 2.7mm; thickness including spikes: 7.5mm. Weight: 3.36g.

A similar mount has been illustrated by Read 2001: 29, fig. 22, ref: 330 and dated c. 17th century.

Read, B. 2001. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity. Portcullis Publishing. Langport.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 28.6 mm
Width: 12.8 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Weight: 3.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd February 2015 - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-1-70

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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