NMS-5675FA: Late Saxon Stirrup mount

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Unique ID: NMS-5675FA

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Incomplete and abraded Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount with the apex missing. There is no basal flange. Traces of rust lie behind one of the two lower fixing holes. Inlaid off-white material, presumably niello, stands proud of the surface. A crude whiskered animal mask within a frame is depicted. From the basal corners the sides slope inwards to rounded lobes (one larger than the other). The top comprises two concavities flanking a broken stump. The form is slightly reminiscent of William 1997 Class A, Type 5 and of a Class C, Group 2 mount from Buxton-with-Lammas, Norfolk (ibid. no. 4850). Extant height 26.5mm. Width 38.7mm. Thickness 2 - 3mm. Weight 13.96g. 11th century.

Field FLO17

Class: strap mount
Sub class: Williams no Class

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 26.5 mm
Width: 38.7 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 13.96 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Friday 31st March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Rogerson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60468
Other reference: SET032017

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Flordon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1897
Four figure Latitude: 52.52722888
Four figure longitude: 1.21230105
1:25K map: TM1897
1:10K map: TM19NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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