IOW-C796F1: Post-Medieval Zoomorphic Mount or Stud (Dacre beast style)

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MOUNT

Unique ID: IOW-C796F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval gilded copper-alloy heraldic zoomorphic stud or mount in the form of a lion rampant (c. 1150-c. 1450).

This openwork mount is moulded at the front and flat but slightly undulating at the rear. It is in the form of a male lion rampant clinging to the staff of a banner. The right foreleg rests on the banner. The left forepaw and the right rear paw appear to be gripping the banner. The back is curved, the head faces forwards and three legs are in contact with the staff. The left rear leg is raised rearwards. The tail is raised and arches forwards and the tassel makes contact with the neck. The mouth appears to be open and the eye is in the form of a pointed-oval indentation. There is a nose in the form of a small projection. It has a small ear. The neck is arched and widens from the head towards the body. Roughly 'S'- shaped grooves represent a mane which lies between two oblique plain bands. The tassel makes contact with the forward band. The rear face has an integral spike, square in cross-section.

This mount has a green patina with traces of gilding at the front.

Length: 44.3mm, width: 24.6mm; thickness: 4.2mm; thickness including spike: 14.6mm. Weight: 10.27g.

Class: Zoomorphic
Sub class: Heraldic

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.3 mm
Width: 24.6 mm
Thickness: 14.6 mm
Weight: 10.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th May 2015 - Sunday 10th May 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: IOW2015-2-253

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Uncertain
Surface Treatment: Gilded

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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