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Unique ID: BERK-20B4E4
Object type certainty: Certain
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An Early Medieval (C.11th) copper alloy stirrup strap mount with the engraved decoration picked out in silver wire. It is Williams Class A Type 1 featuring two addorsed beasts beneath a pendant loop. The beasts have upwardly turned noses, projecting ears and curling crests (just below the pendant loop); all of these elements project as lobes from the edge of the mount. Just below the curling crests are two triangular areas in the decoration that have been chiseled out. The bodies of the beasts are represented by a series of knots that develop from the heads. At the base of the design is a notched line that runs parallel to the base of the mount. The pendant loop is perforated and there are two further perforations above the notched line in the design. The mount has a stepped flange that does not extend along the full width of the mount but is more of a projecting tab. No traces of iron are present. Dimensions: length: 48.09mm; width: 36.12mm; thickness: 7.09mm; width of flange: 3.80mm; weight: 21.46g.
Sub class: Williams Class A, Type 1
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 48.09 mm
Width: 36.12 mm
Thickness: 7.09 mm
Weight: 21.46 g
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|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Williams, D.||1997||Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts: A Classification and Catalogue||York||CBA Research Report 111||26-27 Fig.19||No. 5|