Medieval ceiling star mount

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Ok it’s a mount of some type. It’s a star or sun shaped one that has a single central fixing hole in lead with some gilding remaining. Three of the points are broken off but I found 2 of the 3 pieces which are shown below.

Just wondered if anyone has seen anything like it before and could point me towards a probable date.

It was found between 8-9” down on old pasture in an area where nothing is older than 17th century. Deus 11” X35 coil on HOT with reactivity at 2.5.

The back is plain…
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The front is decorated with some gilding…
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It looks like a ceiling or wall decoration.
This type of thing.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/744046
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Easylife wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:10 pm It looks like a ceiling or wall decoration.
This type of thing.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/744046
Thank you Easylife :thumbsup: that’s brilliant info.

Looks like they were used on high status buildings. Rather nice to see something like this and a nice change from the usual stuff :D
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That’s an interesting piece,as you say nice to find something different and unusual now and again. Also interesting that they usually came from higher status buildings.
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Nice find, Cath.
Like the reference to the High Status, Palaces, ref.
Just need to find that place on your permission.
Had a similar ref on some intricate lead work from a window vent but think it was looted from elsewhere.
See what your FLO says and hopefully you get the same ref.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:16 pm Nice find, Cath.
Like the reference to the High Status, Palaces, ref.
Just need to find that place on your permission.
Had a similar ref on some intricate lead work from a window vent but think it was looted from elsewhere.
See what your FLO says and hopefully you get the same ref.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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I suspect it comes from a medieval mansion where only part remains in sight of this field. But there may have been another house too? I haven’t found reference to one so I doubt it but you never know :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:16 pm I suspect it comes from a medieval mansion where only part remains in sight of this field. But there may have been another house too? I haven’t found reference to one so I doubt it but you never know :D
I once found a large medieval door key but am pretty sure that there were no buildings there. Maybe was not too far away but now redeveloped land?
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