BUC-B1ECC8: Post medieval mount

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Unique ID: BUC-B1ECC8

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A complete copper alloy medieval mount, most likely from a sword mount, dating to the 16th century AD. The main body of the mount is shield shaped, with one edge cusped, it has a triangular projection in the centre, and at the two corners. Below this edge is a circular perforation, at the narrowed end of the shield there is possibly another but it is full of corrosion. The mount then widens, on one side is a circular attachment loop, on the other there is the worn edges of possobly a second loop which is now missing. Below this is another circular attachment loop, this sits at ninety degrees to the main body of the mount. All the suspension loops are integral. The mount has a light green patina, it measures 44.6mm in length, 16.9mm in width, and 5.55g. Similar types of mounts can be seen in Read 2001, page 39 and number 371.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.6 mm
Width: 16.9 mm
Weight: 5.55 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4933

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Clifton Reynes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9050
Four figure Latitude: 52.14097296
Four figure longitude: -0.68630372
1:25K map: SP9050
1:10K map: SP95SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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