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MOUNT

Unique ID: KENT-CC78E9

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A copper alloy post-medieval acorn mount with two lugs on the reverse.

Description: This post-medieval mount is styled in an acorn pattern as demonstrated by the incuse hatching in imitation of an acorn on the lower half. The upper half is smooth ending in a small knop at the end. The stem below the hatching design bends sharply to one side at an almost 90 degree angle. The reverse lugs are incomplete and it is hard to tell which direction they faced if at all. The lug closer to the knop appears broken as it is significantly shorter than the other. There is an overall green patina with patches of reddish brown.

Measurements: Length: 1.125 Width: 0.572 Height: 0.225 Thickness: 0.099 Weight: 2.60

Discussion: Similar examples can be seen in Read, 2001 p.29 fig.331 and 332 which he dates to the 17th century.

Class: Acorn

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 1.125 mm
Height: 0.225 mm
Width: 0.572 mm
Thickness: 0.099 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District)
Parish or ward: Hadlow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6249
Four figure Latitude: 51.21722024
Four figure longitude: 0.31822528
1:25K map: TQ6249
1:10K map: TQ64NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport Portcullis Publishing 29 331-334

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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