WMID-20E7F7: Post medieval: Eagle mount or tamper

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Unique ID: WMID-20E7F7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy Eagle mount or figurine, of probable Post Medieval or later dating, AD 1700 to AD 1900.

Around 50% of the eagle is present, as one wing is missing. The base is incomplete.

The eagle is stood, with wings outstretched and head bent over to the right hand side. Legs are positioned together. The surviving wing is almost triangular in shape, the wing tip is missing. The feet are stood on a circular collared base, with a circular attachment scar underneath. The reverse of the eagle is similar to the front.

It measures 68.4 mm tall, 44.8 mm wide and 11.4 mm thick. It weighs 62.7 g.

The eagle is a mid green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

No direct parallel has been found at the time of recording. DENO-A5D203, WMID-6FF204 and LIN-AD2980 are similar in style mounts, although the pose of the eagle is different. It is reasonable to assume that this eagle came from a mount or possibly a pipe tamper.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.4 mm
Width: 44.8 mm
Thickness: 11.4 mm
Weight: 62.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Eccleshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8328
Four figure Latitude: 52.84922889
Four figure longitude: -2.25387127
1:25K map: SJ8328
1:10K map: SJ82NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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