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KENT-BB7B4D: post-medieval Acorn Mount

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
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MOUNT

Unique ID: KENT-BB7B4D

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A copper alloy post-medieval acorn mount with two lugs on the reverse.

Description: This post-medieval mount is styled in an acorn pattern as demonstrated by the incuse hatching in imitation of an acorn on the lower half. The upper half is smooth ending in a small knop at the end. The stem below the hatching design bends sharply to one side at an almost 90 degree angle. The reverse lugs curl south and north (as viewed by the observer), with the top lug passing to the right hand side of the lower lug. The lug closer to the knop has broken slightly towards its tip. There is an overall green patina with patches of reddish brown.

Measurements: Length: 26.17mm, Width:11.80mm, Thickness: 1.56mm Weight: 1.79g

Discussion: Similar examples can be seen in Read, 2001 p.29 fig.331 and 332 which he dates to the 17th century.

Class: Acorn

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: 26.17 mm
Width: 11.8 mm
Thickness: 1.56 mm
Weight: 1.79 g

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Thanet (District)
Parish or ward: Monkton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2764
Four figure Latitude: 51.32976475
Four figure longitude: 1.25707097
1:25K map: TR2764
1:10K map: TR26SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport Portcullis Publishing 29 331-334

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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