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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
DATE: c. 14th - 15th century AD
MATERIAL: Bronze & gold gilded
SIZE: 63mm x 48mm x 5mm
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Valencia in Spain.