Gilded Mount (1989-59/7591

A gilded copper alloy mount

A gilded copper alloy mount with approximately eight projecting pierced lugs. The mount was found in three pieces and is incomplete. It may originally have been domed, but most of the dome is missing. It has been suggested that it was a shield boss.

Object Type

Mount

Date

circa 800 — 1100

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

copper_alloy, Derbyshire, gilded, mount, shield, shield boss

Further information

You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Acknowledgements

Image (c) Derby Museums 2019