Bronze mount

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From Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire

Postcard of Bronze mount.
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Bronze mount

This embossed quatrefoil mount may have been used as a decoration in a belt. It was found at Threave Castle in Kirkcudbrightshire. It is made of bronze and dates from the 14th or 15th century.

Embossed quatrefoil mount of copper alloy, from Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire, 14th or 15th century

Threave Castle was built in the late 14th century on a small island in the River Dee. It was a stronghold of the Black Douglases, one of Scotland's most powerful medieval families.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-529-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.HXA 51
Date: 14th or 15th century
14th or 15th century
Material: Copper alloy
Dimensions: 13.5 mm L
What: Mount
Where: Scotland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Threave Castle
  • Good, G.L. & Tabraham, C.J. 'Excavations at Threave Castle, Galloway, 1974-78' Medieval Archaeology Vol 25 (1981) pp 90-140 
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