KENT-C56CAE: Openwork mount

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Unique ID: KENT-C56CAE

Object type certainty: Certain
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An openwork mount/stud of uncertain age, likely 16th or 17th century.

Description: The mount is roughly sub-rectangular in plan with scrolled terminals preceded by knops dividing it from concave sides. Three openwork areas consisting two circular holes and one figure of 8 holes. This roughly create a pair of eyes and a mouth. The reverse has an integral shank which likely survives only partially finishing in a break. The decoration was formed by drilling and bevelling.

Measurements: 23.48mm long, 15.44mm wide, 7.53mm thick and 3.46g in weight.

Discussion: While the object is clearly a stud its's exact date is uncertain. It is likely either 12th century or 16th-17th century when openwork mounts and studs formed via drilling and finishing were most common. The extensive bevelling may suggest the later date range but its not possible to be certain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.48 mm
Width: 15.44 mm
Thickness: 7.53 mm
Weight: 3.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Kingston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2051
Four figure Latitude: 51.21579719
Four figure longitude: 1.14876081
1:25K map: TR2051
1:10K map: TR25SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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