BUC-95CB56: Early medieval mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: BUC-95CB56

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy early medieval openwork mount of Urnes style dating to AD 1000-1100. The mount is in the form of a coiled serpent or dragon like animal, with the head forming the projection. The head has a long wrinkled snout with a flat circular loop containing a piece of copper alloy wire, and a raised forehead with a circular eye on either side. The detail is formed of incised lines. Behind the head the mount lowers and there are two sub circular moulded ears. This then joins the body of the animal, which is formed of intertwined loops and tendrils. The mount is asymmetrical, and has irregular circular openwork holes. It is unclear whether any of these would have held a rivet, however the central hole looks more worn. The reverse is flat and undecorated. There is a very slight curve to the mount.

It has a mid green patina, and measures 43.0mm in length, 20.8mm in width, 3.8mm in thickness and weighs 9.99g.

Similar mounts on the database are NARC-E78621, SUR-3288E6 and HAMP-5EF1D1. Also see Geake, H., Gaimster, M. and O'Conor, K., 2005 Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2004: Portable Antiquities Scheme report Leeds: Maney 347-348,9b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 20.8 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 9.99 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd February 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4828

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8108
Four figure Latitude: 51.76483163
Four figure longitude: -0.82766907
1:25K map: SP8108
1:10K map: SP80NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Geake, H. 2005 Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2004: Portable Antiquities Scheme report Leeds Maney 347-348 , 9b

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Audit data

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

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