CORN-FD28A3: acorn mount (plan)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-FD28A3

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A cast copper alloy mount dating from the Post-medieval period, dating from the 17th century. The mount consists of an acorn shaped plate with two pointed integral lugs on the reverse. The mount is slightly convex in profile, and concave at the back, with cross hatched decoration on the lower half of the face, to suggest the acorn's cupule, and a knopped tip. The stem of the acorn bends sharply to one side at a right angle and terminates in a point.

For similar mounts on the PAS database see IOW-083024 and IOW-06FCB3. Mounts of a similar form and style have been published by Brian Read and have been dated from the seventeenth century (Read, 2001, p.29, nos. 331-334).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.3 mm
Width: 18.8 mm
Thickness: 2.21 mm
Weight: 2.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th September 2019 - Friday 20th September 2019

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Erth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5536
Four figure Latitude: 50.17326546
Four figure longitude: -5.43254496
1:25K map: SW5536
1:10K map: SW56SE
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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Read, B. 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport Portcullis Publishing p.29 nos. 331-334

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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