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Early Post-Medieval copper alloy openwork lozengiform mount,

Medieval mount - cross and pellet design


An incomplete Post-Medieval copper alloy strap mount. The mount has an openwork oviod body, with a small knop extending from the rounded end and a larger trefoil knop, with a pointed central lobe extending from the other. The reverse is flat, with two integral pointed lugs attached. The mount is very similar in shape to two listed by Read (2001, p.28, no.300&302), which he dates to the 17th century, suggesting a similar date for this example. It is in poor condition with a very worn and corroded outer surface.

Length: 25.31mm, Width: 9.39mm, Weight: 1.2g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

Decoration method: Openwork

Completeness: Incomplete



An incomplete Post Medieval (1600-1800) copper alloy gilt openwork mount missing one of its integral attachment spikes.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL Date from: AD 1600
Date to: AD 1800


Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Completeness: Incomplete Surface Treatment: Gilded



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