Copper alloy strap mount, with niello inlay.
A slender rectangular plate with two fastening spikes at one end. The plate has suffered badly through corrosion and through over-cleaning by the finders. Hence the original metal surface of the decorated face has been removed entirely, leaving the surviving black niello inlay in slight relief. In consequence it is impossible to tell whether or not the plate was tinned as might be anticipated. The inlaid design appears to have been symmetrical, comprising a central row of three elongated diamonds flanked by an opposing row of three inturned hachures.
- Found/Acquired: Camerton
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Somerset,Camerton)
- Length: 47 millimetres
- Weight: 4 grammes
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: BCB55074
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