DENO-083C15: Early Medieval stirrup strap mount, unclassified

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Unique ID: DENO-083C15

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early-Medieval copper-alloy strap-end, now incomplete. Sub-rectangular with pointed upper edge; central openwork lozenge with two perforations within each quarter (those on the left are not pierced through); inwards pointing free-standing projection from each corner; lozenge surrounded by eight circular perforations; a forwards-projecting knop at each of the upper corners; transverse ridge towards the bottom of the mount with a, now damaged, plate below (this was probably originally perforated); no trace of flange. Original surface gone; red-brown exposed surface with some light green patches. Length 38.1mm, width 24.5mm, thickness max (across centre) 6.1mm, weight 11.27g.

This object was originally identified as a stirrup-strap mount of unclassified type, but similar to Williams's Class A Type 12 in that it has a lozenge motif. Two parallels were subsequently noted, LEIC-982247 and NCL-C53CC3. The last is the most complete, and is certainly a strap-end, of similar date to the stirrup-strap mounts (11th century).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Class: Thomas Class E, no Type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.1 mm
Width: 24.5 mm
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 11.27 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd June 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rachel Atherton
Identified by: Ms Rachel Atherton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E6594

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
To be known as: Long Whatton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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