A fragment of a cast-copper alloy pentagonal mount found near Roxby cum risby, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Copper-Alloy Mount Fragment (NLM-92AFEC)
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy pentagonal mount found near Roxby-cum-Risby, Lincolnshire
This copper-alloy mount fragment is likely from a horse harness and is decorated with closely-spaced diagonal hatching framing for a zoomorphic openwork design of four battling beasts around a central roundel. The front of the mount contains extensive traces of gilding. The object is considered an example of Irish or Hiberno-Norse metalwork and thus is associated with Viking activities around the Irish Sea region.