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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/medieval/mounts.html Looped Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/looped-mount-57856.html Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:57:24 GMT Mounts Looped Mount  
Description: A silvered copper-alloy mount with an integral coplanar strap loop. The mount is bar-shaped with a sub-triangular cross-section. The rectangular strap loop is at one end, and there is a rounded moulding at the centre and a decorative terminal knop at the opposite end. The central moulding and the knop each have a rivet hole for attachment. Traces of silvering are present on the front surface.

The mount is most likely from horse-harness.

See also UKDFD 37325 and UKDFD 53434.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Discoidal Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/discoidal-mount-57799.html Fri, 12 Jan 2024 12:50:54 GMT Mounts Discoidal Mount  
Description: A large discoidal copper-alloy mount depicting a naturalistic lion sitting right, head facing, between two trees or plants, all on a diapered field of cinquefoils within lozenges. The mount has been die-stamped from sheet and has a central hole for attachment. A second hole in the lion's nose would appear to be the result of wear. The front of the mount has been gilded and most of the gilt finish survives.

A smaller die-stamped mount depicting a hound of comparable style on a similar field of lozenges is illustrated as No. 793 in MoL Dress Accessories. It is dated 1350-1400 (ceramic phase 11).
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Bar Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/bar-mount-57787.html Thu, 04 Jan 2024 16:34:21 GMT Mounts Bar Mount  
Description:

A bar mount with central and terminal lobes. The central lobe is hemispherical with transverse grooves. The terminal lobes each have a rivet hole, both of which retain a copper-alloy rivet.

Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Pendent Loop from Bar Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/pendent-loop-from-bar-mount-57786.html Thu, 04 Jan 2024 16:31:08 GMT Mounts Pendent Loop from Bar Mount  
Description: The pendent loop from a medieval bar mount. The loop is quadrilobate, with a knop on three lobes and the attachment bar at the fourth. A fragment of the suspension loop from the mount remains attached to the bar.

Functionally similar pendent loops, but of differing shapes, are described and illustrated in MoL Dress Accessories (No. 1189-1193). They date from ceramic phases 9-11 (1270-1400).

See also UKDFD 55311.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Bar Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/bar-mount-57712.html Thu, 26 Oct 2023 11:20:07 GMT Mounts Bar Mount  
Description: A bar mount with central and terminal lobes. The central lobe is of hollow hemispherical form with multiple transverse grooves. The terminal lobes each have a rivet hole, one of which retains a copper-alloy rivet.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Cross Fleuretty Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/cross-fleuretty-mount-57690.html Sun, 15 Oct 2023 16:09:29 GMT Mounts Cross Fleuretty Mount  
Description: A cast copper-alloy mount moulded in the shape of a cross fleuretty. The arms and centre of the cross are decorated with engraved diagonal cross-hatching, and two opposite fleurs are pierced for pins or rivets.

See also UKDFD 46552 from the same recorder. 
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Scallop-Shell Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/scallop-shell-mount-57661.html Wed, 04 Oct 2023 11:28:50 GMT Mounts Scallop-Shell Mount  
Description: A sheet copper-alloy mount stamped in the form of a scallop-shell. It has a central hole with a separate copper alloy rivet for attachment purposes.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Bar Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/bar-mount-57535.html Fri, 25 Aug 2023 19:43:49 GMT Mounts Bar Mount  
Description: A bar mount with central and terminal lobes. The central lobe is of hollow hemispherical form with incised hatching. The terminal lobes each have a rivet hole, one of which retains a copper-alloy rivet. 
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Cruciform/Quatrefoil Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/cruciform-quatrefoil-mount-57420.html Sat, 27 May 2023 15:36:27 GMT Mounts Cruciform/Quatrefoil Mount  
Description: A cruciform/quatrefoil mount of the medieval period, probably from a book cover. The mount has a conical central boss and four arms with pentagonal terminals, one of which is incomplete. The boss has a globular knop at the centre and a concave back. The terminals are pierced, and one retains the  corroded remnants of an iron rivet.

For protection against wear and tear, valuable books of the medieval period were adorned with matching conical or domed mounts that were placed at each corner, and often also in the centre, of the outer covers. 

See also PAS: IOW-943B17 and  BERK-72EA83.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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Shield-Shaped Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/mounts/shield-shaped-mount-57413.html Tue, 23 May 2023 14:40:46 GMT Mounts Shield-Shaped Mount  
Description: A shield-shaped heraldic mount, possibly a small monumental plaque, of medieval date. The mount retains much blue and red enamel, but exposed metal surfaces have lost their original finish. The arms depicted on the front of the shield are impaled thus: 1. Barry (Argent?) and Azure an Orle of Martlets Gules; 2. Gules on a Chevron (Or?) three Lions Rampant (Sable?). The bracketed tinctures (heraldic 'metals' and 'colours') above are speculative, as no traces have survived, but if correct, the left-hand (dexter) arms would appear to be those of a member of the Valence family (Earls of Pembroke) and the right-hand (sinister) arms those of a member of the de Cobham (Baron Cobham of Kent) family. Heraldic impalement denotes a union, usually that of a husband and wife. The impaled arms would be held by the wife, the left side of the shield being her husband's arms, and the right side those of her father. The back of the mount is plain, and the means of attachment are uncertain. The top edge has some slight, non-recent damage, possibly caused as a result of prising the mount from the object to which it was attached.

At the time of validation it has not been possible to trace a marriage, or any other union, that accounts for the arms, or enables them to be attributed to a particular person.
Category: Medieval, Mounts
Category: Mounts
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