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MEDIEVAL MOUNT

A copper alloy belt or strap mount, dating from the Medieval period, AD 1400 - 1450. It is in the shape of a scallop shell with five lobes to the scallop and a rectangular hinge. It is concave on the underside and has a single, central rivet (4mm diameter), the point of which has broken away and is missing. There are traces of gilding remaining on the upper surface. The ungilded metal displays a p…