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    • Object type: mount
    • Broad period: ROMAN

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Record ID: BERK-3243DB
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A two-tone copper alloy protome in the form of beast/lion head terminal, of uncertain use but probably Roman in date c. 50 - 350 AD. The head depicts a wide open mouth with pronounced canine teeth to the upper and lower jaw. There is then a well-defined, downward curved tongue, forming a clear gap/hole beneath. The eyes are deep-set above the protruding cheeks and behind the snout, and may have contained enamel. The mane is then stylistically cast with the fringes being well depicted and the surface is decorated post casting, with unevenly applied dot and ring symbols. The lower edge o…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3063C7
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy mount. A cast plate with straight sides and a large trefoil terminal with three rounded lobes. A pair of holes are drilled through the uppermost lobe and through the centre of the plate, the former is countersunk behind. The other lobes bear centrally placed blind pits, with a line of three more pits in a basal field bordered by single and double incised lines. A grey tint may suggest the presence of lead or tin in the metal mix. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Length: 35.2mm, Width: 28.0mm, Thickness: 2.9mm, Weight: 10.60gms
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-1D28D4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (1st to 4th century) button or strap mount: The copper alloy mount is circular and domed in profile. It is decorated with concentric ridges and has a central pellet. On the reverse there is a oval-sectioned bar which is integral at either terminal to the mount. The mount has a mid grey patina and a slightly abraded edge. It measures 15.48mm long, 15.12mm wide, 7.39mm thick and weighs 2.39g. The mount probably dates to the Roman period. SWYOR-F97952, NCL-7F13A4 and SF-A6A0E2 are buttons or mounts with a similar bar on the reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-86B089
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (AD 43-410) copper alloy mount in the form of a lion's head. The object is circular with a high-relief head viewed from the front. The reverse is hollow and has traces of solder. The eyes are triangular frames with a triangular platform, the mouth is open, and the mane is depicted by obliquely angled grooves. The upper edge of the head has a fragment missing which may or may not have been a mounting point. The surface of the mount has traces of a dark green patina. The mount measures 45.81mm wide, 44.75mm tall, 15.88mm thick and weighs 34.53g. Similar examples on the PAS datab…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: GLO-73B41A
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy 'vulvate' or 'coffee bean' mount dating to circa AD 150 - 300. The mount comprises a hexagonal plate with concave sides. Protruding from the centre is a raised oval boss decorated with a longitudinal slit. At the reverse of the mount is a single rearward projecting horizontal bar. There are parallels recorded on the PAS database; WMID-EDEF42; YORYM-9BD246 was discovered in North Yorkshire and BM-42E141 and BM-8BA078discovered in Darlington which has a more complete plate. The following infromation was taken from this record; "Studs of this type have been found a…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st February 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5F0A31
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: 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: 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: LIN-F96BFF
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper alloy mount, possibly from a vessel, in the form of a sitting bird. The bird is three dimensional and has a plump pointed oval body which rises to a narrow neck and small head. The head is worn and no features are visible. A slender tapering tail of circular section extends vertically from the back and then turns 90 degrees to the rear. An incomplete integral loop extends below. There are many of these so-called bird rings on the database, which have variously been described as furniture fittings or vessel mounts. See for example NLM-8A6096, LIN-F1A832 and LIN-BE7512. T…
Created on: Friday 5th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Spilsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3EE377
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy mount of possible Roman (or Post-Medieval) date. The object has a flattened, curved outer edge with two parallel flattened bars extending inwards at a right-angle from one end, the inner bar culminating in a short curved section, and a short, flattened, zigzag section extending from the centre of its inner edge. The curved outer section has a small circular hole through the end with the two bars and a short circular lug extending from from one face of the other end. Trace of a white metal coating can be seen on the outer face. The breaks remain fairly fresh…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-FEAB01
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy mount, probably dating to the Roman period. The mount is circular in plan and slightly convex in section. At its centre is a small circular perforation now filled with corrosion products. The upper surface of the mount is decorated with a circumferential groove. The underside of the plate is decorated with two closely-spaced concentric grooves creating a ring. The mount measures 38mm in diameter and 1mm in thickness. It weighs 6g.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-FB1B2E
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A moulded copper alloy, openwork mount dating from the Roman period, about AD 150 - 300, in 'trompetenmuster' style. It is sub-rectangular in form, the short edges having a broad and deep V shaped indentation. The frame creates an openwork design of at least six trumpet motifs, some joined at the trumpet mouth, and others back to back or side to side. The trumpet motifs are hemispherical in section. The underside is concave.There are four integral, circular mounting studs or integral rivets on the underside, all still present. The mount is in good condition and has a light green pati…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: NARC-58AC65
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Mount of probable Roman date (AD 43-410). The object is concave with a central spur projecting from the back. The face of the mount has a wide, reeled central ovate element with moulded linear aspect flanking. The upper section terminates in an old and abraded break. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme Database: SUR-773430, BERK-D4A06C The metal is dark brown in colour Length: 23.02mm, Width: 17.06mm, Thickness: 4.35mm, Weight: 3.8g.
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: SF-FDA408
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Roman phallic mount attached to a fragment of copper alloy sheet metal. The phallus is pointed, its outer end defined by a slight ridge. The shaft broadens at the base and a small rounded testicle projects to each side, their inner edges defined by a groove. The reverse is concave. The mount appears to have been attached via a single rivet, the outer end of which has been flattened against the fragment of sheet metal. Johns (1982, 62) suggests that phallic objects were worn as good-luck charms with amuletic properties. They appear to have been particularly ass…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Clopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-6F7924
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy mount of Roman or early medieval date (c. 43 - 1066 AD). The mount is flat and sub-circular in shape with three circular perforations along the straight edge and another at the middle of the opposite edge, presumably for means of attachment via rivets. No rivets remain. The hole on the curved edge has been torn in half with a tear that runs down almost to the corresponding hole on the opposite edge. There is a further break running from the outer edge to the closest edge of the middle rivet hole on the straight edge. Small punched dots on the front and back faces may be re…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: NLM-6AB939
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible box mount. A plano-convex casting here taken to be a crudely cast representation of the mask of a maned lion. The convex display side bears rounded protruberances near the edge, taken as a mane, with central elements for the muzzle. The flat reverse is sunken and bubbled, suggesting the object was cast in an open mould. The lion head mount, and the leonine image generally, was associated with Death and funerary contexts in the ancient world. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Height: 31.6mm, Width: 24.6mm, Thickness: 11.4mm, Weight: 20.97gms
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2E8DEE
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy belt or strap mount, probably dating from the Roman or medieval period, that is AD43-1500. The mount is circular with a domed head with a circular indentation and central knop on the obverse. The indentation may have been filled with enamel, but there are no traces left now. There are two lugs on the back which were probably connected to form a loop - thus, it may have been a strap slide.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maryport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2D10C4
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Roman phallic mount. The object has testicles decending at its lower end with rounded outer face and concave reverse, a short, trapezoidal section at the upper end, its outer face decorated with transverse lines imitating hair and a short, pointed, realistic penis extending outwards at an angle. One pointed end of the trapezoidal upper section is missing. Extending from the centre of the upper end of the reverse is a rectangular cross-section integral lug. The surface of the metal is slightly pitted with corrosion and the break is well worn. Johns (1982, 62)…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redlingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-EDEF42
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman copper-alloy 'vulvate' or 'coffee bean' mount dating to circa AD 150 - 300. The mount comprises a damaged plate with worn edges, presumably this would have been a hexagonal plate as seen on parallels noted below. Protruding from the centre is a raised oval boss decorated with a lentiod incision. At the reverse of the mount are two circular-section lugs. They have flattened end terminals, with one standing slightly taller than the other. The object has a dark brown coloured smooth patina. There are parallels recorded on the PAS database; YORYM-9BD246 was discovered in North Yor…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-07A70B
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Roman mount in the form of a seated or swimming Duck. The duck is shown three-dimensionally, and is depicted sitting or swimming with its neck held tight to its back. The body is oval and domed, with a short neck and an unnaturally small head with a beak at one end. Mouldings on the front of the breast form a pointed oval on each side of the neck and breast. The head is slightly damaged, but there are circular concavities for eyes, one containing a trace of another material, perhaps glass. The reverse is slightly convex and there in the centre is an oval depression …
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th November 2017
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