PUBLIC-BF9AD3: Roman copper alloy cherub mount

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Incomplete cast copper alloy mount of Roman date. The mount is circular with a moulded front and flat reverse. The mount depicts Medusa looking forwards with wavy hair framing the face and possibly the rounded nubs of two wings protruding from the top of the head amongst the hair. No means of affixing the mount is present on the reverse which implies it was soldered or embedded onto the vessel or furniture item from which it came. Similar to DENO-D88461

Mounts of this type are not closely datable and it is therefore dated broadly to the Roman period, AD. c.43-300.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40 mm
Width: 30 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 54.88 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nikki Goldblatt
Identified by: Mrs Nikki Goldblatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Figurative
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Hogsthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5371
Four figure Latitude: 53.21403679
Four figure longitude: 0.28981982
1:25K map: TF5371
1:10K map: TF57SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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