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Unique ID: WILT-93C7D9

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A complete cast copper-alloy medieval mount, dating to the period AD 1200- 1400. The mount begins with a small flat rectangle section which has three protrusions on its top edge (one each top corner and once centrally). This section remains undecorated. From this section the mount angles inwards at 90 degrees and follows into the main bar plate of the mount, which arches slightly. This is decorated with a series of three squares which are further decorated with cross hatching. The squares are connected with a fine channel like border which finishes horizontally. Below this is a small rivet peroration. The object finishes with an elongated knop. Across the object is minimal but evidence of silver gilding. This mount resembles a casket fitting, but the expansion from the rectangular protrusion to the main body of the mount is inconsistent with most casket fittings.

Overall, the length of the mount is 53.46mm, the maximum width is 15.68mm, the thickness is 4.41g and the weight is 7.80g.

For similar mounts please see Egan (1998) "The Medieval Household Daily Living" page 73, no.147 and Read (2001) "Metal Artefacts of Antiquity. A Catalogue of Small Finds from Specific Areas of the United Kingdom" page 23, nos. 165 and 166.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.46 mm
Width: 15.68 mm
Thickness: 4.41 mm
Weight: 7.8 g

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5068

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Breamore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1619
Four figure Latitude: 50.97019746
Four figure longitude: -1.77350665
1:25K map: SU1619
1:10K map: SU11NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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