NLM-1EBE96: Early Medieval stirrup strap mount

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Unique ID: NLM-1EBE96

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A complete cast copper-alloy early medieval stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 1. The pentagonal form mount is quite worn and smooth but some of the linear design engraved with niello is still visible. The apex of the mount has a loop and there are two lower fixing holes at the base. The reverse has a right angle flange and traces of iron corrosion around the back of the fixing holes and apex loop. The length is 48.9mm, the width is 32.5mm and the weight is 22.05g.

Class: strap mount
Sub class: Williams Class A, Type 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.9 mm
Width: 32.5 mm
Weight: 22.05 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Lisa Staves
Identified by: Ms Lisa Staves

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM010076

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Marsh Chapel

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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