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Unique ID: WILT-B1D18F

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A complete gilded copper alloy early medieval (early Anglo-Saxon) mount. It consists of a circular copper alloy plate (37mm in diameter) with a raised border around the outside of the outer face and raised chip-carved Style II zoomorphic interlace decoration in the centre with a central raised projection (4.95mm). Gilding still covers most of this decoration although some small patches are missing in places. To the reverse are the remnants of three iron projections.

Examples with four rivets are often associated with decorative horse harness disc mounts. Similar mounts, also gilded and with Style II decoration, from Allington Hill, Cambs., and Spelsbury, Oxon. are illustrated by Fern (2005, figs.5.6 & 5.15) who suggests that this style of mount became popular in the late 6th to early 7th century AD, taking over from the earlier cruciform mount (ibid.53). A number of similar mounts have been recorded with the PAS, including CAM-758D07 from Cambridgeshire, BH-EA77E7 from Hertfordshire, NMS-504C06 from Norfolk and BERK-F72627 from Oxfordshire.

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Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.75 mm
Weight: 15.39 g
Diameter: 31 mm

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5228

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Gussage

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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