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Unique ID: WILT-C779A5

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An Early Medieval copper alloy Stirrup strap mount, of Williams' (1997) Class A type 8, probably dating to c. AD 1000-1100. The mount consists of a sub-triangular plate, cast in low relief, with an elongated zoomorphic terminal at the apex, viewed from above and looking up, with long lentoid ears. This surmounts two further animals, their backs forming the lateral edges of the mount, their hind legs extending backwards, converging behind the zoomorphic terminal. The heads of these latter animals project downwards from either side of the base. A right angled flange projects from the reverse of the plate. The plate is perforated three times, once at the base of the apex terminal, and twice above the flange, all retain traces of an iron rivet in situ.

Length 45.1mm; width 25.5mm; thickness 7.5mm; weight 19.73g.

cf. Williams (1997: 48-50) figs. 32-34.

Class: Strap mount
Sub class: Williams 1997, Class A type 8

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.1 mm
Width: 25.5 mm
Thickness: 7.5 mm
Weight: 19.73 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chiseldon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1779
Four figure Latitude: 51.50967614
Four figure longitude: -1.75643575
1:25K map: SU1779
1:10K map: SU17NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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