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Record ID: NARC-5F2468
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Acorn Mount of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is styled in an acorn pattern. The rounded bottom half is decorated with a cross-hatched pattern that form the cup d the acorn, protruding from the base is a short bifurcated rod. The top half is undecorated except for a small round knop at its apex, and forms the nut of the acorn. The reverse is concave and undecorated and retains two lugs. These are complete and circular in section. The metal is a light green in colour with a pitted patina. Length: 29.35mm, Width: 15.59mm, Thickness: 1.97mm, T…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5F0A31
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Mount of Roman date (AD 43-410). The object is a leontomorphic mount, perhaps a furniture fitting from a casket or box, in the form of a lion's head with the remains of an iron shank to the reverse (square sectioned). The object is circular in form and three-tiered, being hollow to the underside and creating a triangular section. The lower two tiers are circular and downward curved with a flat upper section with some raised section which are decorated with diagonal grooves (multi-directional) to represent the lion's mane. The next tier is sub-triangular in plan …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5DEA8C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval copper-alloy mount, dating to the period c.AD 1500-1700. The mount is circular in plan, with a projection extending from 12 o clock and 6 o clock. One projection terminates in a worn break, while the other curves back on itself to form a hook, before terminating in a worn break. The circular body is convex, with a raised border, flanked by grooves, around the circumference. The central area is undecorated, but the metal has a red patina, with areas of green. A green-brown patina is on the rest of the surface, with traces of a white metal coating discernable in some plac…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5C7DE9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Figurative Mount of Medieval date (AD 1300-1500). The mount is in the form of a stylised fleur de lis / lys. The object is irregular in plan, and rectangular in cross section. It has a central upright plume with a chevron shaped ending (V shaped). The two side plumes are curled downwards, recurved, with a semi-circular hole in their centre. The base is flat with three smaller plumes of similar form to the upper portion with shorter plumes. The back is plain and undecorated. Two attachment spikes are present. These have a circular cross section, and taper towa…
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Kettering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-07894C
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy circular disc of uncertain date and function. The object is slightly domed with a convex front and a shallow concave rear creating a slight curve in profile. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation measuring 3mm in diameter. Surrounding this, 5mm from the perforation, is a circumferential groove. The object tapers in thickness to the outer edge which is incomplete. The rear of the object is undecorated. The object may have been used as a decorative mount or have had a functional use. The object has a dark brown patina. Dimensions: 30mm in diam…
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F798EF
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy bar mount or strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1500. The mount consists of a central perforated lobe from either side of which which projects an expanding arm; both are perforated at the temrinal, but only one retains a separate copper alloy rivet. The arms are angled downwards and the mount has a sub-rectangular cross section, with bevelled upper edges. Dimentions: length 15.7mm; width 6.3mm; thickness (excluding rivet) 1.8mm; weight 0.59g. Compare similar mounts published by Egan & Pritchard (2002: 212, fig. 133), excavated in medieval cont…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F70326
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval copper alloy bar mount or strap fitting, probably dating to c. AD 1100-1500. The mount consists of a central hemispherical boss with an incised lattice pattern on its front and a saltire on the reverse,. A pair of arms, with plano-convex cross sections, project from opposing sides of the boss, each terminating in a perforated circular lobe; one retains a separate copper alloy rivet. Dimentions: length 33.1mm; width 9.9mm; thickness (excluding rivet) 3.9mm; weight 2.83g. Compare similar mounts published by Egan & Pritchard (2002: 212, fig. 133), excavated in medieval…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-F60957
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy mount, probably dating to c. AD 1400-1600. A sub-triangular sheet of copper alloy with rounded shoulders and an indentation ad the centre creating a heart-shaped plan. Incised zig-zaging 'wriggle-work' decoration is visible running down the centre of the plate. Either lobe is perforated, drilled from the reverse. Dimensions: length 21.7mm; width 17.7mm; thickness 1.2mm; weight 1.74g. By comparison to more complete examples (cf. WILT-D2A252, WILT-B79991, SOM-6CE889) the two perforations would probably have held a seperately made, rectan…
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: NLM-E0B269
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. Cast plate with a bulbous end and a central constriction; it is uncertain whether a wavy pointed end is deliberately formed or miscast. A pair of integrally cast prongs of length 3.2mm project from the back. A trace of gilding remains on one edge. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Length: 28.3mm, Width: 12.4mm, Thickness (clear of prongs): 2.3mm, Weight: 3.30gms
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E0AAA9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval copper-alloy book mount (c. 1300-c. 1400). This umbonate quatrefoil mount is domed at the front and largely concave at the rear. It has four evenly spaced lugs situated at the base but only two are complete. Each lug has a circular rivet hole and one of the rivets, made of iron, remains in situ. All four lugs are flat at the front and rear. At the front the dome may have been decorated but none can now be seen. However, some similar mounts are decorated with a cross saltire at the front. This mount largely has a coarse reddish brown surface. It is smoother at t…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E090E3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. Cast concavo-convex mount with a central teardrop-shaped section with a large knop at either end, each bearing a deeply incised chevron. A pair of integrally cast pointed prongs of length c.12mm project from the back, angled inwards towards each other. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1650. Length: 39.2mm, Width: 17.3mm, Thickness: 2.0mm, Weight: 8.20gms
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-DD278D
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman copper alloy figurative mount, Length: 39 mm, width: 32 mm, thickness: 14 mm, weight: 22.67 grams. The object is complete and in the form of a male bust. It has a three dimensional head and neck which sits on a sub rectangular flat bust. The figure is a youthful, beardless man, with well defined face and hair. This is is arranged in distinct lozengeiform sections and he has two elongated triangular projections emerging from it, above his ears. These have decoration resembling feathers, central incised line with a series of diagonally positioned lines either side, so could repres…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knapwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CD0EE4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. Cast concavo-convex mount in the form of an acorn in its cup, with an everted basal stalk and an apical knop. A pair of integrally cast prongs of length c.5mm project from the back. The display face retains extensive gilding traces, particularly trapped in the cross-hatched surface of the acorn cup. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Length: 35.8mm, Width: 17.7mm, Thickness: 2.2mm, Weight: 6.80gms
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CCFA1E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. Cast concavo-convex plate in the form of a heart with an inverted lis projecting from its base. A pair of integrally cast fixing prongs of length c.9mm project from the back, angled towards each other. The combination of motifs might allude to Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and/or Mary, while the integrally cast prongs point to a post-medieval date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Length: 36.6mm, Width: 21.9mm, Thickness: 1.8mm, Weight: 7.79gms
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-CC78E9
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy post-medieval acorn mount with two lugs on the reverse. Description: This post-medieval mount is styled in an acorn pattern as demonstrated by the incuse hatching in imitation of an acorn on the lower half. The upper half is smooth ending in a small knop at the end. The stem below the hatching design bends sharply to one side at an almost 90 degree angle. The reverse lugs are incomplete and it is hard to tell which direction they faced if at all. The lug closer to the knop appears broken as it is significantly shorter than the other. There is an overall green patina wit…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: WREX-C8E6B3
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy strap mount in the form of an acorn. Probably seventeenth century (AD 1600 - AD 1700). The front of the mount is divided into two.The upper half is plan and has a small knop at the apex.The lower half is decorated with incuse hatching to mimic the acorn seed.At the base of the object is a small projection representing the stalk.The rear of the object has two integral spikes face has the remains of two integral spikes.The object is in good condition with a mid to dark green patina. Length: 38.14mm; width: 19.76mm; thickness: 2.96mm; thickness (including …
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-766D45
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy mount probably dating to the Roman period. The object is ciruclar in plan with a flat undecorated reverse. The front of the obejct is decorated with a raised moulded face, possibly depicting Medusa. The oval face has a rounded chin, full lips and a rounded projecting nose. The eyes a worn but appear to be sunken. The hair is moulded in the form of wavy strands which run down to the chin. Surrounding the face the object is bordered by a double ridged circumferential border. The outer edges of the object are worn and incomplete, probably due to abrasion which occurred wit…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-75BD04
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete copper-alloy openwork lozenge-shaped mount of post-medieval date (c. 1500 - 1700 AD). The mount is comprised of an open lozenge-shaped frame with two integrally cast attachment rivets placed either side of the central lozenge-shaped hole on the back of the frame. These have been bent inwards. The frame is flat and rectangular in section. The front of the mount is decorated with a linear pattern of raised dots within a groove positioned in the middle of the frame that follows the shape of the mount. The mount is dark green-brown in colour. The object is 44.10mm in length, 20.85…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: CORN-756005
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy mount with two integral hooked lugs on the reverse at the top and bottom of the mount, curving away from the centre. The item is in the shape of a stylised blossoming flower. Petals branch out from a central lozenge shaped knop which may represent the pistil of the flower with a triangular receptacle at the base of the petals. The petals are marked with grooves and the receptacle is delineated with diagonal grooves separating it from the petals above. The mount is patinated with the pinky brown of the abraded copper surface showing through and it appears to have been …
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: CORN-748B13
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy stud with a lozenge-shaped head that is plano-convex in profile, dating from the late Medieval to the early Post-medieval period. The head is decorated on the upper face with a saltire cross formed of pellets radiating from the centre within a square of pellets. The square sits diagonally within a beaded border that forms the edge of the stud. On the reverse is a pointed shaft of square cross-section, the tip of which has broken off, now 4.5 mm long and 3 mm wide at its base. This mount has a parallel in an example illustrated in Read (2001, pp.27 & 32, fig.17, …
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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