LEIC-386AF9: Medieval? copper alloy mount

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Unique ID: LEIC-386AF9

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Medieval copper alloy mount. Length: 30 mm, width: 20 mm, thickness: 6 mm, weight: 16.89 grams.

The object is rectangular in form and section and appears complete. Its base (as shown) is hollow and has a rounded collar at its edge. Above this the object has slightly outwards tapering edges and is largely solid. It has two rectangular holes, one above the collar creating a void above the hole in the base. The second larger one sits in the upper third of the object and is separated by a rectangular central section.

This central area is decorated with an upper and lower border of a ladder like incised pattern. The sides are decorated all the way up with the same ladder pattern which is bordered by a solid incised line. This ladder pattern is repeated along the edges of the object from the collar to the upper corner.

The upper edge of the object is plain and formed of a sub circular horizontal shaft above the larger hole which runs into angled, 'cut away' corners. This shaft has clear signs of wear caused by another object rubbing against it. In form the object is reminiscent of a swivel mount component such as HAMP-A65BE2 and HAMP-A65BE2 but its form and decoration are different.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 20 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 16.89 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Amber Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Duffield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3342
Four figure Latitude: 52.97434244
Four figure longitude: -1.51002477
1:25K map: SK3342
1:10K map: SK34SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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