SOM-1C6A50: Copper alloy strap mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: SOM-1C6A50

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval copper alloy mount dating to the period c.AD 1350-1400 The mount has a large central domed boss that is decorated with five horizontal grooves. Either side of this central lobe is a circular domed lug with a separate small copper alloy rivet running through a hole in the centre to secure the fitting to the strap or belt. The rivets are complete with roved ends, one bent to the side. The reverse is concave behind the central boss and end lugs. There are traces of a green patina on the upper surface.

The mount measures 20.12mm in length, 9.65mm in width and weighs 1.80g.

A similar example can be found in Egan & Prtichard (1991) p 214 no. 1148 which is dated to the late 14th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.12 mm
Width: 9.65 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Identified by: Ms Sheila Hicks
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017391

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Shepton Beauchamp

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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