IOW-7B0073: Post-Medieval: Mount

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Unique ID: IOW-7B0073

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy and gilded mount (c. 1500-c. 1600).

One spike is incomplete due to a break.

This mount is flat at the front and rear. At the front each end is raised or proud forming a central recessed area. The recessed area is 13.5mm in length and is decorated with a stamped quatrefoil flower motif. Each petal is sub-circular and the centre of the flower is formed by an annulet. The annulet and background are cross-hatched. On the front, at each end, decoration is in the form of three longitudinal parallel lines of stamped annulets. Some of these annulets are contiguous. The rear face is flat and has two integral spikes, one at each end. The spikes are sub-rectangular in cross-section.

The mount is generally green with a small amount of corrosion on the rear face. The front is gilded and the break is old.

Length: 27.0mm; width: 9.0mm; thickness: 2.1mm; thickness including spike: 19.9mm. Weight: 5.13g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 19.9 mm
Weight: 5.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Wednesday 9th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-16

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 days ago
Updated: 6 days ago

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