BM-99E1B1: Possible Medieval mount

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Unique ID: BM-99E1B1

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

Possibly a mount. Copper alloy with silver plating and gold inlay. Central panel containing circular scrolling decoration and three ring and dot motifs evenly spaced across the panel. Grooved decoration is present along the top and bottom edges. The back of the object appears to have the remains of some form of adhesive. No close parallels for this object could be found, and its exact date and function could not be established. The shape shows some similarities with a planoconvex formed iron sheet, possibly a mount, dated to circa 1550-1600 recorded as a riverside find from Southwark, London. See G. Egan, 2005, no. 1184, p. 215. However, the lack of holes on 2017 T490 would make it problematic for mounting onto a larger object. Although no specific date can be confidently ascribed to this object, the context of its discovery would indicate that it is a historical artefact and a broad range of 1450-1600 would seem appropriate.

L=60.9mm W= 8.7mm T=2.4

Weight= 7g


The age and precious metal content of this object meet the criteria for Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2017T490


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 60.9 mm
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th May 2017

Personal details

Recorded by: Miss Amy Marsh
Identified by: Ms Naomi Speakman

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2017T490

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Hammersmith and Fulham (London Borough)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2377
Four figure Latitude: 51.47859464
Four figure longitude: -0.23020105
1:25K map: TQ2377
1:10K map: TQ27NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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