HAMP-E06151: Post-medieval mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: HAMP-E06151

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A late medieval/ post-medieval gilded copper alloy disc with a (probably later) perforation close to one edge. The disc is now a little bent.
With the perfoartion at the top it depicts from left to right (to one face only) grooved decoration in the form of a cross saltire formed of two opposing pairs of V-shapes, a central band of two vertical grooves c.5mm apart, and a further vertical groove enclosing within it and the right-hand curved edge of the disc an acorn springing from a curved branch, below another curved branch. The curved branches are formed of pairs of lines, the acorn depicted as almost spherical with criss-cross grooves on the cup and vertical grooves on the nut.
The perforation appears to have been worked through from both faces of the object, on top of the grooved decoration (suggesting it is a later addition). The metal is a purplish-brown in colour and gilding survives in most of the grooves. A patch of original mid-green patina is visible at the centre of the object.
The reverse has a central circular depression 1.2mm in diameter and 0.5mm deep.
The object measures 32.0mm in diameter, 0.9mm in thickness and weighs 4.19g.
Laura Burnett suggests the acorn might represent England and saltire, Scotland. There is a strong similarity in representation of the acorn with those on this bridle boss (SOM-F2822D).

Evidence of reuse: Perforated

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 4.19 g
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th April 2018 - Thursday 19th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 676

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Mapledurwell and Up Nately (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6951
Four figure Latitude: 51.25400104
Four figure longitude: -1.01266159
1:25K map: SU6951
1:10K map: SU65SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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