Record Details

NHER Number:31350
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval mount

Summary

A circular medieval mount, made of gilded copper alloy, decorated with the motif of an animal raising its front paw, found by metal detecting.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 05 18
Map Sheet:TG01NE
Parish:ELSING, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1994 - January 1995. Metal detecting.
Medieval gilded copper alloy circular mount (diameter 21mm) with 4 pierced lobes placed symetrically (making total diameter 28mm). Quadruped with raised front paw in low relief, eating its own tail which ends in a leaf. Ribs of animal are shown. Lovely, very unusual. 12th/13th century.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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