SOM-E9953D: Post Medieval strap mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: SOM-E9953D

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Post Medieval cast copper alloy strap mount, dating to the 17th century AD. In plan the central and largest part of the mount is sub-triangular in shape, at the wide base-end there is a rectangular shaped projecting terminal whilst the opposite apex-end terminates in an acorn-shaped knop with a semi-circular base, transverse collar and rounded 'nut' coming to a point at the top. The reverse is flat with two integral circular sectioned attachment spikes, one near the centre and one near the base. Both are complete and bent over at 90 degrees towards the centre in opposing directions and taper to a rounded point. The mount is 26.1mm long and 10.9mm wide, it is 2.3mm thick excluding the spikes, 6.7mm including. It weighs 1.88g.

A similar mount from South Somerset has been dated by Read to the 17th century (Read 2001: 28 and 35, fig. 20, ref: 292). See SOM-FCCAD5 on this database for a less worn example.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.1 mm
Width: 10.9 mm
Thickness: 6.7 mm
Weight: 1.88 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19987

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Charlton Musgrove CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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