SUR-A2810F: Early medieval: Stirrup-strap mount

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Unique ID: SUR-A2810F

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An Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount belonging to Williams Class A. The incised pentagonal frame contains a faint intertwined beast above which is a pair of opposed spirals and a union knot. The mount has a lobed apex, three rivet holes and a stepped flange. There are traces of inlaid niello on all the incised lines. The mount is similar to Williams Class A, Type 15 (also see no. 503 in Williams 1997).

Class: strap mount
Sub class: Williams Class A, no Type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1050
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.7 mm
Width: 33.08 mm
Thickness: 7.25 mm
Weight: 22.54 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-1451

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with niello

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Wherwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3839
Four figure Latitude: 51.14900542
Four figure longitude: -1.45810661
1:25K map: SU3839
1:10K map: SU33NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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