YORYM-C4581E: Medieval : Mount

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Unique ID: YORYM-C4581E

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A complete copper-alloy bar mount of medieval date, c.AD 1250 - 1400. The mount comprises a central ovate lobe with two smaller integral circular terminal lobes extending from short rectangular shafts to either end. Both terminals display worn rivets to the reverse. The mount has a D-shaped profile being flat to the reverse and domed to the front.

The metal has a dark green/brown patina and is worn. The mount is 18.1mm long, 10.2mm wide, 4.9mm thick and weighs 1.8g.

Similar mounts are illustrated in Egan and Pritchard (1991) p.214, fig.134 and date from AD 1250 - 1400.


Egan, G. and Pritchard, F. (1991). Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London). London: Stationery Office Books.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Width: 10.2 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06292

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Spofforth with Stockeld (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3651
Four figure Latitude: 53.95384858
Four figure longitude: -1.45290514
1:25K map: SE3651
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 16 days ago
Updated: 16 days ago

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