Photo: Kent County Council CC By 2.0
Object type: Mount
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Location: Dover


A Medieval copper-alloy mount inlaid with a Limoges style enamel, dating from AD 1150 – 1300. It was made using a Champlevé technique where troughs or cells in the the metal are filled with vitreous enamel. The piece is then fired until the enamel fuses. The mount was probably produced at the workshops at Limoges, France. It was most likely affixed to something religious like a book, reliquary or casket.