WILT-25D0C1: Mount

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Unique ID: WILT-25D0C1

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A medieval to post medieval 'pressed' sheet copper alloy mount in the form of a cross-crosslet dating to c AD 1350-1800. The front is decorated with punched lines of small pellets following the shape of the outer edge of the mount. The underside is hollowed out and follows the form of the face. In the centre of the back is the remains of a small iron stud used to attach the mount. The patina is reddish brown with light green patches. The mount weighs 1.07g and measures 22.6mm x 22.22mm and is 0.91mm in thickness.

Cf IOW-3D3457 - "There is some doubt over the dating of this mount and others like it. Other PAS records date them to the early Modern period on the grounds that they were made using a press. However Egan and Pritchard (1991, Figs. 114, 119) show late Medieval mounts which were clearly made using a stamp of some type, (a press would have been unnecessary). Unlike the cross-crosslets mounts the Medieval examples have some method of attaching them to a surface, usually by riveting. The iconography of these mounts would fit better into a Medieval context than early Modern. The dating of these objects is perhaps best left open."

Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. 1991. Dress Accessories: Medieval finds from excavations in London: 3. London: HMSO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 22.22 mm
Thickness: 0.91 mm
Weight: 1.07 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alton Barnes

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