LEIC-FC7614: Medieval? copper alloy belt mount

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Unique ID: LEIC-FC7614

Object type certainty: Probably
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Early Medieval or Medieval copper alloy belt mount. 18mm in length, 14mm wide and 5mm thick with a weight of 2.16grams.

The object is in complete and has a rectangular shape and triangular cross section. It consists of three rounded flat projections at cardinal points, the fourth edge is broken. These flank a pyramid shaped solid centre. This has traces of recessed lines running from each corner to its apex. The form and patina suggest a late early Medieval date and it is possibly part of a harness/belt fitting?

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 2.16 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Freeby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8022
Four figure Latitude: 52.78965158
Four figure longitude: -0.81514442
1:25K map: SK8022
1:10K map: SK82SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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