LEIC-BCC434: Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon copper alloy mount

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Unique ID: LEIC-BCC434

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Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon copper alloy mount. 7mm thick and 28mm in diameter with a weight of 8.09grams. The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section with a flat plain outer border and inner recessed area. This area is formed of three concentric ridges, the outer two are beaded, the inner is plain. These are dissected by four sets of three short transverse lines (with the same decoration) at cardinal points. The centre has a final beaded circle surrounding a flat raised circular platform. The inner circle and outer border have slight traces of tinning/silvering and the beaded area is gilded. The reverse has four circular cross sectioned attachment prongs. The object is almost identical to one found nearby LEIC-729A02 and is the third of this type now found in the county.

The form of mount has many parallels but not the decoration.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 8.09 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Whissendine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8112
Four figure Latitude: 52.69962678
Four figure longitude: -0.80278468
1:25K map: SK8112
1:10K map: SK81SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 29 days ago
Updated: 28 days ago

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