SOM-CD3297: Medieval bar mount

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MOUNT

Unique ID: SOM-CD3297

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Medieval cast copper-alloy bar mount. It has a central oval boss with a large circular aperture running from front to back through it, a convex front and a concave back . From either side of this boss extend straight arms that are semi-circular in section with flat back and rounded front. The arms taper in width from the centre to the rounded ends. The terminals of each arm have a central circular aperture which widens from the front to the back; one has the remains of a separate copper alloy rivet in situ. This mount now measures 21.9mm in length, 9.7mm in width at central boss, 2.1mm in thickness at central boss, and weighs 0.73g.

This bar mount is similar to examples with more defined terminals from London excavations (Egan and Pritchard, 1991, 214 nos. 1154, 1158), of Medieval date, c.13th-14th centuries AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 21.9 mm
Width: 9.7 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 0.73 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd September 2018 - Monday 5th November 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17918

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
Parish or ward: South Cerney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0698
Four figure Latitude: 51.68073262
Four figure longitude: -1.91461804
1:25K map: SU0698
1:10K map: SU09NE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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