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Unique ID: WILT-E01B1B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Late medieval or Post-medieval mount, probably a book fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1600. The mount consists of a lozengiform plate with a central, domed boss with a concave reverse and central circular perforation.

Dimensions: length 18.0mm; width 13.5mm; thickness 4.3mm; weight 1.44g.

The mount can be compared to an example published by Egan & Pritchard (1991: 197, no. 1061), from a late medieval context but with them suggesting their use may continue into the Post-Medieval period. Comparable mounts on this database include NMGW-AC4A16 and WILT-DF0D10, the latter retaining a large separate rivet in situ. The mount most closely resembles Howsam's (2016) type A.11.2.

Class: Howsam 2016, A.11.2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 1.44 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5368; Finder's ref. 1136

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chilmark (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9633
Four figure Latitude: 51.09629235
Four figure longitude: -2.05849897
1:25K map: ST9633
1:10K map: ST93SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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