Carolingian Trefoil Mount

A copper alloy and gilded Carolingian mount with niello inlay

A copper alloy and gilded Carolingian mount with niello inlay found in Leicestershire. The mount has holes drilled through it for affixing to a surface, possibly a book. It is likely to have been brought from the European continent by Viking raiders or traders.

Object Type

Mount

Date

800 — 900

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Carolingian, copper_alloy, gilded, Leicestershire, mount, niello, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire.
Find out about Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire.

Acknowledgements

(c) Leicestershire County Council, CC BY 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme