NMS-A99842: Late Early Medieval stirrup

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STIRRUP

Unique ID: NMS-A99842

Object type certainty: Certain
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Unusual form of Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount, the upper part comprising a cinquefoil with perforated central upper foil, and each of the five foils with incised rocker arm lines containing tinning, now upstanding from the surrounding decayed surface. The double-concentric lines echo the form of each foil, with an adittional line forming a chevron at the junction between the foils and bordering the rectangular lower part of the mount before the obliquely-angled perforated flange at the base. The perforation contains a copper alloy rivet. The outer edge of the lower foil on the left hand side is short and flattened and may have been miscast or broken in antiquity. Height 49mm. Width 37mm. 1.5mm thick. Cf. Related forms from Norfolk, from Somerton (NMS-4DF205, NHER 31345), Illustrated in Norfolk Archaeology (2005), fig.10 A, from Cawston (NMS-3F8900), and from Ludham (NMS-42A713, NHER 58978). 11th century.

This object has been published in Rogerson & Ashley (2014, 114; fig. 10, no. 45).

Class: strap mount
Sub class: Williams Class uncertain

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 49 mm
Width: 37 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th February 2014 - Monday 10th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 59764
Other reference: KLMD032014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Harpley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7926
Four figure Latitude: 52.80185109
Four figure longitude: 0.65384338
1:25K map: TF7926
1:10K map: TF72NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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