Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

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Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:16 pm

I’d forgotten about this find that was in another pocket till today-same field as the Henry III penny and the medieval harness mount strap guide.
Copper alloy with a set of mounting? Lugs either side.
Has been silvered or suchlike now mostly gone,got a nice deep green patina.
I’m swithering on this one-it could well have some decent age and what was it for I wonder ,any ideas would be great-maybe a saddle mount?
Perhaps the lugs were longer and folded round a belt or strap ...
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:58 pm

Must be mince then :D
I will give it a ping back up just in case ::g
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:44 pm

I like that a lot but no idea on age :D
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:32 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:44 pm
I like that a lot but no idea on age :D
Me either-it’s one of those OG-could it have been around a scabbard perhaps...
It’s going to drive me mental,,,hey ho I have two hours in the same bit tomorrow :))
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:42 pm

You’re going to love me for saying my first thought was a door knocker x;

I rest my case but am ready to be sent down :-*

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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by alloverover » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Looks early mate, never seen anything quite the same though ::g

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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:42 pm
You’re going to love me for saying my first thought was a door knocker x;

I rest my case but am ready to be sent down :-*
:)) it’s as likely as anything else ladyB :))
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Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:57 pm

alloverover wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Looks early mate, never seen anything quite the same though ::g
Phew!
I reckon it has decent age to it alloverover ::g
The shape was what made me think a strap or belt mount,,
What’s putting me off no hook/some similar shaped items on the pas
But they all seem to have a hook-will keep looking
Cheers mun ::g
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Swany » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm

Hi Lowland

I had a similar item go through TT.

The finding was "Such mounts are usually associated with sword belts. "

Maybe finds similar - https://finds.org.uk/database/search/re ... ical+mount

Pics of the one I found similar size to yours.
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by HolzHammer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:16 pm

Swany wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Hi Lowland

I had a similar item go through TT.

The finding was "Such mounts are usually associated with sword belts. "

Maybe finds similar - https://finds.org.uk/database/search/re ... ical+mount

Pics of the one I found similar size to yours.

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Good call, I think, Swany

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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 pm

Swany wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Hi Lowland

I had a similar item go through TT.

The finding was "Such mounts are usually associated with sword belts. "

Maybe finds similar - https://finds.org.uk/database/search/re ... ical+mount

Pics of the one I found similar size to yours.
Brand new Swany,
Thanks for taking the trouble-they seem pretty similar to me...although yours has four mounting lugs.......did they put a date to your one?
Yours has been gilded,posher folks round your way !
Thank you ::g
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Swany » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:44 am

Lowland wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Swany wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Hi Lowland

I had a similar item go through TT.

The finding was "Such mounts are usually associated with sword belts. "

Maybe finds similar - https://finds.org.uk/database/search/re ... ical+mount

Pics of the one I found similar size to yours.
Brand new Swany,
Thanks for taking the trouble-they seem pretty similar to me...although yours has four mounting lugs.......did they put a date to your one?
Yours has been gilded,posher folks round your way !
Thank you ::g
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:28 am

Sorry but I don’t think these two are comparable. Different style completely and with no fixings. Or is that just me?
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by shaggybfc » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 am

If this was an ID challenge, I'd have said it was a late medieval strap fitting..... but I'm rubbish at the challenges, so ignore anything I say. :D
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:42 am

shaggybfc wrote:
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If this was an ID challenge, I'd have said it was a late medieval strap fitting..... but I'm rubbish at the challenges, so ignore anything I say. :D
So am I =))
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Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:44 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:28 am
Sorry but I don’t think these two are comparable. Different style completely and with no fixings. Or is that just me?
Different style perhaps OG -but the little tails are the same :D
I’ve looked at rakes of fittings last night and can’t see one that is stylistically the same
With thestraigjt lines and the funny concentric circular lines-very odd,
I have seen some with only two lugs for gripping the leather though.
4.30 was the last time i looked ;))
Going back out for an hour today see what I can turn up ::g
It’s maybe a victorian bit of a fire fender :D
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:46 am

shaggybfc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 am
If this was an ID challenge, I'd have said it was a late medieval strap fitting..... but I'm rubbish at the challenges, so ignore anything I say. :D
Not at all shaggy ::g that’s roundabout where I’m at too :D
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by shaggybfc » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:00 am

like you Lowland, I was thinking that the 'lugs' or the back plate from the slider had broken off. Always nice to have a great find that taxes the grey matter ::g
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Re: Medieval yay or nay-curious mount

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:16 am

shaggybfc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:00 am
like you Lowland, I was thinking that the 'lugs' or the back plate from the slider had broken off. Always nice to have a great find that taxes the grey matter ::g
Non coin finds have been pretty thin on the ground lately so chuffed this field is turning a few up.
Best bit is getting a resolution :D :)]
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