NMS-41B19A: Medieval Book Fitting

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: NMS-41B19A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Medieval or post-medieval copper alloy book mount, a corner fitting of Howsam type B.4.1. Rectangular mount with two adjacent sides bent down and under to fit the corner of the cover, the other two edges notched and shaped with a trefoil terminal in the fourth corner. Central prominent domed boss, the edges forming a cinquefoil with stamped triangles around the edge, six stamped annulets with eight radiating petals, and a border of annulets along each straight edge. Measuring 22.5 x 22.5mm. 15th - 16th century.

Class: mount
Sub class: Howsam type B.4.1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th July 2015 - Monday 6th July 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60854
Other reference: IND06072015ED

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Caistor St. Edmund (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2304
Four figure Latitude: 52.58803241
Four figure longitude: 1.2905818
1:25K map: TG2304
1:10K map: TG20SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found before 06/07/15.
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: YORYM-D4ABE6
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A complete cast copper book mount of late medieval or early post-medieval date, and of Howsam type B.4. The fragment is square and flat, with …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: NMS-AD87B2
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Incomplete post-medieval sheet copper alloy book fitting, a rectangular mount with two adjacent straight sides folded over on the reverse to f…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SF-97D0D6
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
a copper alloy medieval book clasp or mount. It is a flat rectanglar plate, with a curved 'hook' in the centre of one long edge. The opposite …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.