IOW-9357A4: Medieval Mount

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Unique ID: IOW-9357A4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval copper-alloy belt or strap mount (c. 1400-c. 1500).

This flat mount is rectangular in plan. It has a circular hole, 4.0mm in diameter, at the centre. There is a central copper-alloy flat-headed rivet at each end. These are 2.2mm in diameter. The front has incised decoration, a border following the outline of the edge and a central lozenge forming triangular panels. Each panel is filled with zigzag or rocker-arm work.

This mount is green and corroded with patches of a shiny green patina.

Length: 33.5mm; width: 14.4mm; thickness: 1.2mm; thickness including rivets: 5.2mm. Weight: 3.94g.

The mount is similar to examples recovered from Norwich and London (Egan and Pritchard: 1991, 197, fig. 123, refs: 1052-1054; Margeson 1991: 38, fig. 22, ref: 264).

Compare with: NMGW-2552A2 and SF9590.

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 3. The Stationary office. Museum of London.

Margeson, S.1993. Norwich Households: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds From Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-1978. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 58.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.5 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 5.2 mm
Weight: 3.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th December 2015 - Sunday 6th December 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: IOW2015-2-495

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: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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