LEIC-BEAD98: Medieval copper alloy gilded mount

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Unique ID: LEIC-BEAD98

Object type certainty: Probably
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Medieval copper alloy gilded mount or fragment, 24mm in length, 23mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 3.52grams.

The object is sub rectangular in form and rectangular cross section. It has an irregular 'scalloped' edge which echoes the form of its foliate decoration. This includes what appears to be a central ridge with a branches emerging out to each side, which then split into more smaller ones. It has an oval hole at each side of the main 'branch' in its upper half and when viewed from the reverse there are two now filled, similar smaller holes below. The object is very worn and has patches of gilding. It has has no obvious fixings, suggesting it is part of a larger mount. The decoration suggests Winchester style.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 3.33 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
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9108
Four figure Latitude: 52.66209202
Four figure longitude: -0.65594873
1:25K map: SK9108
1:10K map: SK90NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
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Updated: About one month ago

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