SF-2C8963: Medieval mount or pendant (probably).

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Unique ID: SF-2C8963

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An incomplete copper-alloy probably Medieval mount or pendant, dating to AD 1200-1500. It consists of a trapezoidal plate, which has an incomplete extending loop on one edge. The front face of the plate has a convex trapezoidal centre, which is damaged by denting and a perforation. the flat rim around the convex centre is decorated with transverse grooves. On the front face traces of gilding are visible in the rim. The back face has a concave centre; it is very abraded, it is not sure if it bears gilding.

The shape suggested it could have been a book mount like the examples in Egan-Pritchard (1998, p. 280, fig. 215, nos. 926-928), but the lack of the rivet holes at the corners and the traces of a central suspension loop might lead to think it is a pendant.

Length: 22.72 mm

Width: 17.82 mm

Thickness: 3.20 mm

Weight: 1.84 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.72 mm
Width: 17.82 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 1.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: EKE 063
Other reference: Finder reference SS15 347

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Eyke

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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