SOM-F01005: Post Medieval mount

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Unique ID: SOM-F01005

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval copper alloy mount or stud with a flat top and single integral rivet on the back. The top is cast with a raised design on the front and slight concavities behind the design on the back. The design is of a central flower with four fluer de lis projecting out from it at right angles creating a cross shape. The fluer de lis have pellets below the curves of the outer pellets and possibly there are ones in each quatrer between the fluer de lis. The uoter edge is shaped to the petals of the fluer de lis. The rivet is square in section with a blunt, rounded end.

The mount is 20.1mm by 20.2mm, 2.6mm thick excluding the rivet, 7.6mm including it. It weighs 2.76g.

Read (2001:34) no.275 illustrates a similar example but with two attachment spikes rather than one which he suggests is 17th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.1 mm
Width: 20.2 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Weight: 2.76 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Thursday 8th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19836

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: North Petherton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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