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Unique ID: SUR-482C30

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An Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper alloy stirrup strap mount, 53.6mm in length, of Williams' Class A, Type 12 (closed form). The mount is diamond or lozenge shaped and has moulded decoration comprising a saltire cross with four recesses, a central moulded boss and peripheral knops to the ends of the arms. Two further knops are present on the lateral points of the diamond shaped frame. An integral loop is located at the top containing the remains of an iron rivet. A flange extends rearwards from the base of the mount, containing the remains of two more iron rivets. The mount has a reddish patina typical of metalwork of this period.

As Williams 1997, p25, fig. 18A.


As LIN-F9F882. Openwork examples also exist, such as LIN-B1ADB3.

Class: Strap mount
Sub class: Williams Class A, Type 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.6 mm
Height: 8.9 mm
Width: 33.2 mm
Thickness: 5.3 mm
Weight: 24.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
Parish or ward: Worplesdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9652
Four figure Latitude: 51.25908949
Four figure longitude: -0.62560508
1:25K map: SU9652
1:10K map: SU95SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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