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Medieval Casket Mount Black Letter 'd' Hinge Plate


Code: 11002

This is a medieval bronze mount, dating to the 14th - 15th century A.D. It is of a cruciform shape, decorated with a letter 'd' in Black Letter script. It likely once formed part of a hinge attached to a wooden casket or jewellery box. The gold gilding is mostly intact and it retains traces of the iron pin. A good excavated piece.

OBJECT: Hinge mount

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 14th - 15th century AD

MATERIAL: Bronze & gold gilded

SIZE: 63mm x 48mm x 5mm

WEIGHT: 19.72grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Valencia in Spain.