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Date Made/Found: 1066-1600
Excavator: Mr Albert Leslie Armstrong , 1879 - 1958
Material and Medium: Copper alloy, gold
Dimensions: Length 24mm, width 18mm and depth 2mm.
Place Object Found: Sheffield
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1995.84.11
This gilt mount comes from the site of Sheffield Castle. Sheffield Castle was built on a small hill at the junction of the River Sheaf and the River Don. The first wooden castle was built around 1100, and a later, much larger stone version stood until 1648, when it was demolished after the Civil War. Before the castle was demolished, the moat began to silt up, and afterwards it slowly filled with debris. This find is associated with the 1927-1929 excavations by A.L.Armstrong.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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