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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Mounts https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts.html Anthropomorphic Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/anthropomorphic-mount-34573.html Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Anthropomorphic Mount  
Description: An incomplete silver gilt chip-carved mount of the early Anglo-Saxon period. The mount is decorated with in relief Salin Style I anthrpomorphic face masks and further 'hidden' masks in to each face and top edge. The surviving end is plain. Further decoration consists of chip-carved linear, curvilinear and scroll panels. The mount is hollow and filled with a lead-alloy on the underside, at its centre is a broken circular section of silver.

It is uncertain as to what the complete mount was utilised for, but close similarities can be noted with a mount found in Lincolnshire and held at the British Museum - NLM-219C93 . It is possible that the both mounts are of the same type.

For comprehensive detailed analysis of the recorded mount, see NMS-664877. Also related; NMS-4B8EF7.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Mount (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/mount-fragment-54351.html Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:01:23 GMT Mounts Mount (Fragment)  
Description: A gilt fragment of early Anglo-Saxon metalwork, possibly the remains of a vessel mount. The chip-carved decoration consists of three concentric circles surrounded by ’running spirals’, a motif commonly used in early Anglo-Saxon design. There are no evident signs of attachment fittings on the back.

See; ESS-BFFDC4 & ESS-330CD8 as generally similar. Also note decoration to certain plate brooches of the period; UKDFD 40843.  
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Urnes Style Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/urnes-style-mount-39645.html Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Urnes Style Mount  
Description: A gilded cast copper-alloy mount with moulded and openwork decoration in the Viking Urnes style of the 11th century AD.

Cf. PAS: NLM-D14591
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/mount-54131.html Sun, 30 Dec 2018 12:39:48 GMT Mounts Mount  
Description: A cast copper-alloy mount of the late Early Medieval period, most likely a bridle or harness ornament. The mount is circular with champlevé enamel decoration on the front face and an integral loop on the back. The design on the front is asymmetrical and retains traces only of red enamel. It probably depicts a fantastic animal, but loss of detail precludes a definitive interpretation. The integral loop for attachment is orientated radially and is deliberately eccentric. It is of robust cross-section, but the opening is very small.

No close parallel has been traced, but similarities of style and decorative treatment can be found on other small artefacts of the late Early Medieval period, particularly disc brooches (e.g. UKDFD 18593, PAS: BH-639C35, BH-695F67 and SF-CA07A7). The examples listed share common characteristics, including asymmetrical animal design, champlevé enamel work, or a combination of both. Robust attachment loops of the present type are also consistent with the proposed dating.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Sub-Triangular Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/sub-triangular-mount-9123.html Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Sub-Triangular Mount  
Description: A sub-triangular chip-carved mount of the Anglo-Saxon period. The decoration is a symmetrical Style II triple-strand interlace pattern. Both the front and the back of the mount have been gilded, and a high proportion of the the gilt survives. The back has two integrally cast attachment studs. The mount may constitute one arm of a cross, and might have been used on the bridle of a harness.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Decorated Disc https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/decorated-disc-20446.html Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Decorated Disc  
Description: A decorated copper-alloy disc of the Anglo-Saxon period, probably a mount. The decoration consists of a Celtic cross with an interlace design on each arm, and two concentric circles at the centre. The back of the disc is plain, except for a small depression (possibly two or three) near the edge.

The Celtic cross design may be compared with that used on the reverse of a rare penny (North 225) of Archbishop Jaenberht of Canterbury (AD 766-792). Similar interlace motifs are found on circa 9th century strap-ends and other small artefacts.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Sword Scabbard Stud https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/sword-scabbard-stud-37516.html Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Sword Scabbard Stud  
Description: A hemispherical gold stud from a sword scabbard of the Anglo-Saxon period. The stud is elaborately decorated with garnets, which are set in a symmetrical geometric arrangement of cloisons, the centre-piece of which is an arcuate cross. The back of the stud is slightly concave, with the broken remains of the means of attachment at the centre.

For a detailed description of the decoration, see the PAS record, DENO-2A0601.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Pyramidal Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/pyramidal-mount-45618.html Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Pyramidal Mount  
Description: A gilded pyramidal mount of the Anglo-Saxon period. The four side faces of the mount are each decorated with three triangular recesses, and the apex is set with a square red stone, the top face of which is polished. The stone is probably a garnet. There was originally a bar across the hollow underside of the mount but it has broken close to one of the sides to which it was attached. The side opposite is itself incomplete. The bar would have been the means by which the mount was attached to the parent object.

Two elaborate gold pyramid mounts were found at either side of the sword hilt at the Sutton Hoo ship burial (dated c. AD 625). One theory, therefore, is that they are sword or scabbard mounts, but their exact function remains uncertain. The ’sword theory’ is somewhat weakened by the fact that one was found in the grave of a woman at Uncleby, Yorkshire.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Cruciform Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/cruciform-mount-10082.html Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Cruciform Mount  
Description: An incomplete mount in the form of an arcuate cross with devolved face-masks and crescentic terminals on each arm. At the centre there is an incurved outline lozenge enclosing an annulet. Near the end of each arm there is an integral rivet, but one arm, and the end of another, are missing.

A similar design is found on the foot-plates of certain square-headed brooches of the 6th century AD (e.g. Nigel Mills, Saxon & Viking Artefacts, AS59 and AS60).

Cf. PAS: DENO-A99AB3
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Zoomorphic Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/mounts/zoomorphic-mount-13413.html Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT Mounts Zoomorphic Mount  
Description: A hollow-cast zoomorphic mount of the late Anglo-Saxon period. It is cast in the form of an animal's head, with a large forehead and two oval perforations for the eyes. The animal's snout is at one end of the mount, and at the opposite end there is a trifoliate terminal. There are two rivet holes, located in the centre of the terminal and the centre of the forehead, respectively. Both retain the remains of iron rivets. The design of the mount is influenced by the Viking Urnes style.
Category: Early Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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