IOW-1CD415: Medieval Zoomorphic Mount

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Unique ID: IOW-1CD415

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval copper-alloy zoomorphic mount or stud (c. 1300-c. 1500).

This mount is broadly sub-triangular in plan. It has a moulded design at the front and an integral spike at the rear. The design is that of an animal head, such as a fox, wolf or bear. The forehead is broad and the snout/nose elongated. There is a small ear at each corner. The tapering spike, now bent, is 'D'-shaped in cross-section.

The object is reddish brown with a small area of green patina. Flecks of gilding can be seen at the front.

Length: 11.5mm; width: 7.4mm; thickness: 3.7mm; thickness including spike: 7.3m. Weight: 1.59g.

Compare with: NARC-078140.

Class: zoomorphic

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.5 mm
Width: 7.4 mm
Thickness: 7.3 mm
Weight: 1.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th November 2017 - Monday 6th November 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-2-214

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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