YORYM-2596ED: Medieval : Book Mount

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Unique ID: YORYM-2596ED

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An incomplete copper-alloy cruciform book mount of medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1400. Howsam type B.1.2.

The mount comprises a circular dome from which four, evenly spaced, sub-ovate tabs extend around the edge. Two tabs, opposite one another, are lost to worn breaks. The dome is undecorated.

The metal has a mid-red/brown patina with patches of gilding surviving and is worn. The mount is 35.2mm long, 20.6mm wide, 5.7mm thick and weighs 3.5g.

Similar mounts have been recorded on the PAS database including WILT-934CC6, IOW-192FFF, IOW-E0AAA9, and WILT-38BC89.


Geake, H. and Webley, R., Finds Recording Guide: Book Mount, https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsrecordingguides/book-mounts/ (accessed 12/12/2019).

Class: Howsam type B.1.2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.2 mm
Width: 20.6 mm
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 3.5 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06417

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Acaster Malbis (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5944
Four figure Latitude: 53.88883564
Four figure longitude: -1.1038079
1:25K map: SE5944
1:10K map: SE54SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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