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Record ID: SOM-DFE383
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A probable incomplete cast copper alloy shoe-shaped rivet mount of early-medieval date. In its current state the mount measures 18.1mm by 13.2mm by 2.2mm and weighs 3g. Just over half survives, including the projecting pierced lug on the reverse. The flat plate is lozenge-shaped, but the part which has broken off would have had a rounded end. The perforated lug would have allowed the rivet to be attached to a leather strap for decorative purposes. A similar mount has been discovered at Shalfleet on the Isle of Wight and is recorded under the database reference IOW-CC89C4. Excavated exa…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton', grid reference and parish protected.

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