WMID-9DF4EA: Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval: Star mount

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: WMID-9DF4EA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete lead star of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1550).

The star has six curving rays, with a raised rib in the centre. Raised pellets are positioned along the edge of each ray. No attachment points are present on the reverse.

It measures 15.7 mm in length, 16.6 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. It weighs 2.9 g.

Two similar lead stars have been recorded from the same field, FAKL-356B49. Stars of this type were attached, as decoration, to the ceilings of buildings (Egan, 2005, 69-71). The lack of attachment points or holes suggests that they were simply stuck onto wet plaster. These objects are discussed in record LON-D92870.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.7 mm
Width: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 2.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd June 2019 - Monday 3rd June 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0640
Four figure Latitude: 52.95734031
Four figure longitude: -1.91213288
1:25K map: SK0640
1:10K map: SK04SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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.

Similar objects

Find number: FAKL-356B49
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Two Medieval or Post Medieval, c AD1400-1550, lead stars, each with eight, curving rays, between two of which are three ribs. The faces of the…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SF5768
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Lead star of six points. Each point is triangular in section and slightly curved; some are shorter than others. The reverse is very smooth …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: LIN-C000D5
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete post-medieval lead star mount, dating to c.AD 1500-1600. The mount is in the form of a stylised six-armed wavy star, only three …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.