Copper alloy mount in the form of a cross crosslet with a single integral rivet, late medieval, circa 1485-1540. Found by metal detector at Badger Farm, Winchester, Hampshire. The outside edges of the mount are bevelled. The arrangement of the arms of t

Copper alloy mount in the form of a cross crosslet with a single integral rivet, late medieval, circa 1485-1540. Found by metal detector at Badger Farm, Winchester, Hampshire. The outside edges of the mount are bevelled. The arrangement of the arms of the cross is such that four openwork squares are formed. The upper surfaces has a plain raised border and a further plain recessed border. The centre of the mount is also raised. The reverse is flat and hollow and bears the impressions of the upper surface decoration. At the centre of the reverse is a single integral pointed rivet or spike, now bent over. Even dark green patina.

Cross-shaped mount

Early Tudor, about 1485-1540AD

Found with a metal detector at Badger Farm, Winchester, Hampshire in about 1996

This cast copper-alloy mount is in the form of a cross crosslet, that is a cross with smaller crosses on the end of each arm, and has a single integral pointed rivet or spike at the centre of the reverse, presumably for attachment. Most likely it was a decorative mount with some religious significance to the owner.

Portable Antiquities Scheme find number HAMP-675EE6.

Copper alloy mount in the form of a cross crosslet with a single integral rivet, late medieval, circa 1485-1540. Found by metal detector at Badger Farm, Winchester, Hampshire. The outside edges of the mount are bevelled. The arrangement of the arms of t