WAW-1A2954: Early Medieval stirrup terminal (profile, plan and base).

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STIRRUP

Unique ID: WAW-1A2954

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Probable Early Medieval (11th century) stirrup terminal: The copper alloy terminal is semi-cylindrical and the outer, convex face has moulded decoration in the form of three irregular large pellets at the mid point of the exterior. The lower edge is slightly flared, and on the reverse it is solid with a semi-circular section.

The surface of the terminal is slightly abraded and has a matte mid green colour. The terminal measures 21.19mm long, 15.41mm wide, 12.37mm thick and weighs 10.3g.

The stirrup terminal is probably an Anglo-Scandinavian artefact dating to the 11th century (Williams, 1997). This example is similar to those illustrated in Figure 5 (Williams, 1997).

Williams, D. 1997 Stirrup Terminals Finds Research Group Datasheet No. 24

Class: Terminal

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.19 mm
Width: 15.41 mm
Thickness: 12.37 mm
Weight: 10.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 31st August 2018 - Friday 31st August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bosbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6742
Four figure Latitude: 52.07537197
Four figure longitude: -2.48290496
1:25K map: SO6742
1:10K map: SO64SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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