WAW-2641F5: Medieval

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Unique ID: WAW-2641F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval (13th to 14th centuries) quatrefoil shaped mount: The copper alloy fitting has a quatrefoil shaped plaque which has an integral circular sectioned, incomplete stud protruding from the centre of the reverse. The mount is decorated on the outer face with a shield which whose heraldry is gules, ten orgresses, four, three, two and one or gules, ten bezants, four, three, two and one. Each outer edge of the shield has a blue enamelled lis protruding.

The surface of the mount is has a slightly abraded dark brown patina.

The object measures 33.01mm in length, 33.26mm in width, 11.14mm in thickness and weighs 17.23g.

The stud/mount possibly decorated a harness and is likely to date to the 13th to 14th centuries, based on the style and surface decoration. The heraldry of gules, ten orgresses, four, three, two and one is not listed in Papworth, but gules, ten bezants, four, three, two and one is. On the object with the corrosion it is difficult to tell whether the roundels were originally black or gold. Gules, ten bezants, four, three, two and one is ascribed to Sir John Foldyne, F. Sir John Foreyn, W. Zouch. Delazouch. Aleyn Zouch, A. William la Zouche, D. M. Hugh la Zouche, S. John le Zouch, Bishop of Llandatf 1408-23. William la Zouche, Archbishop of York 1342-52 (Papworth 1874, 1004).

Papworth, J.W., 1874 Ordinary of British Armorials London: Tabard Publications Volume II

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

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 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.01 mm
Width: 33.26 mm
Thickness: 11.14 mm
Weight: 17.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 31st May 2018 - Thursday 28th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Ripple (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8638
Four figure Latitude: 52.04022011
Four figure longitude: -2.20552041
1:25K map: SO8638
1:10K map: SO83NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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