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Record ID: BERK-859F79
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy, late early-medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) zoomorphic stirrup terminal c. 880 - 1000 AD. The zoomorphic form depicts a beast's head, in the Jellinge style of Viking art, with flaring nostrils with prominent round eyes. Each side has a pair of incised (mouth) lines from the snout to the eyes with a further line, defining the top of the snout. One eye is encircled by an incised groove. There is then two small curved incised lines to the top and behind the eyes, perhaps a fleeting depiction of ears. A further pair of incised lines to each side, run form the back of the …
Created on: Sunday 11th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5950D1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Saxon cast copper alloy stirrup terminal, very worn and corroded, remains of the hooked snout of the stylised animal-head. Hollow reverse contains traces of solder. Extant length 23mm. Extant width 10mm. Weighs 6.44g. (Williams' Unclassified Zoomorphic Class). 11th century.
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: DENO-44992D
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy stirrup terminal of early medieval date, c 11th century AD. The terminal has a hollow back, which would have enclose the lower arm of the stirrup (Williams 1997). The front of the terminal is zoomorphic, representing a beast's head with snout and tendrils, resembling the Ringerike style. One wall of the terminal has an old break, extending to the upper end. There is no apparent collar; this may be missing due to the break. The form resembles the snub-nosed types illustrated in Williams 1997, fig 2. Length 34.4 mm, width 11 mm, width 2.3 mm. Weight is 11.9 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: PAS-411051
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken and incomplete late early-medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The hollow channel running along the reverse of the object would have enclosed one of the arms of the lower part of the stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). The terminal appears to be of a simple, highly devolved zoomorphic design. The upper attachment end has been broken off. Below, there is a bulbous moulding which thins in a step as it travels down at an angle before narrowing into a rounded tip. Beyond the step the front of the head is decorated with a V-shaped engraved line, its point e…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-2EDD6D
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fitting, 71.0mm in length, comprising three convex lobes with moulded zoomorphic masks, separated by narrow hemicylindrical reels. The masks alternate their orientation in relation to each other, whilst being parallel to the line of the object. They have highly stylised, triangular feline faces with elongated and pointed eyes and are characterised with deeply moulded lines around the nose and eyebrows. The reverse of the object is flat and rough with corroded remnants of iron, which may be fixing pins or staples. There are breaks at either end of the object. Possibly pa…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: PAS-2DCC7A
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy fragment probably part of the sheath from the side of a late early-medieval stirrup, or possibly part from the upper end of a stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The curved hollow reverse would have enclosed the sides of the stirrup's iron frame; it retains possible traces of a lead-alloy solder. The fragment is U shaped in cross-section. A slightly wider element is delineated by two transverse ridges. Beyond one of the ridges the object is vestigial. At the other end it continues, similarly cruved in profile, tapering slightly before having been broken as a re…
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-F28459
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late early-medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The hollow back would have enclosed one of the arms of the lower part of the stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). This hollow contains traces of the lead solder by which the terminal was attached to the stirrup. The terminal appears to be of a simple, highly devolved zoomorphic design. The upper attachment end is seemingly abraded, though the extent of the losses it has suffered is not clear. Below, the head is moulded, with a central area defined by bevelled sides which flatten out at their edges. Retained between…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gussage All Saints CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-F24383
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from a late early-medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup terminal (c. 11th century AD). The hollow back would have enclosed one of the arms of the lower part of the stirrup (Williams 1997, 1). The flat base is abraded on all sides and the recess above appears to contain iron corrosion product. The terminal is zoomorphic and rendered in three dimensions, representing a beast's head with a snub-nose with flaring nostrils. Around the nose are tendril-like moulded lip lappets with tight curls at their tips. The tendrils enclose a V-shaped incision which would have continued into t…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Berwick St. John CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-5CE887
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete or almost complete late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) c.11th century copper-alloy zoomorphic stirrup terminal. The stirrup terminal is worn but shows moulded zoomorphic features in the form of a stylised animal or beast, possibly a wolf, with a hollow, semi-cylindrical tube which would have joined to the stirrup. Length 20.4mm, width 12.3mm, height 10.6mm, weight 6.8g. See CAM-301681, PUBLIC-6B9963, BERK-3EAF68, WAW-59FD47, HAMP-21CD7F.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-DCFEFE
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy probable Early-Medieval harness pendant c.1000-1100. Description: The object is a flat and roughly bell-shaped and openwork plate. The plate has a suspension loop formed from a bar between two small circular knops, this forms a large D-shaped openwork loop. The knops form the terminals of a crescentic section of plate with five small circular piercings. From the concentric plate emanates two horse/beast heads with arching necks, they reconnect roughly at their 'manes; creating an ovoid openwork section, this is flanked by two circular holes. between the co…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-BF2633
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Early Medieval stirrup terminal, dating to AD 1000-1100. It is sub-triangular in plan with a socketed back face. The front face has a plain panel surmounted by a moulding consisting of two longitudinally aligned globular bulges; from the top centre of the last bulge start two ridges, which flares towards the sides of the upper end. The moulding might depict a forward facing beast head. The front face has traces of silvering. The back face is open and bears traces of the soldering for attaching the metal stirrup. The socket at the back follows the sub-triangular shape of …
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-D8C760
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy, hollow backed stirrup terminal. It is in the form of a decorated U shape. The surviving part of the design consists of two incised loops which may be the ears of an animal head. At the proximal end is a transverse raised collar. The distal end is broken off. The back of the terminal is hollow and retains traces of the iron stirrup frame. The terminal is quite corroded and there is some wear and damage at the proximal end. Date:Late Early Medieval - c. 1000 - 1100.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: SF-45E989
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) strap junction or chain distributor, dating c. AD 1000-1100. It consists of a rectangular central plate, which is decorated on the front with a moulded devolved zoomorphic design defined by oblique raised mouldings. The back face of this element is slightly concave. This example may have been originally a four-way distributor: two edges of the plate retain protruding lugs pierced with circular holes, on the third edge the lug only survives partially, and the fourth (with a very worn break) is missing completely-th…
Created on: Friday 3rd August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bay Thorne End', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-2EB044
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete early medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) copper alloy stirrup strap mount, dating to c.1070-1140. The mount is Williams Class A, Type 10c. The mount is sub triangular in shape, with the longer sides arching out slightly. The front of the mount is decoration with moulded high relief decoration, depicting an animal viewed from above, with the head at the narrowed end, with a leg either side and the paw curved round. The head of the creature has a rounded snout, and two circular hollows for eyes. Above the snout is a circular perforation for attachment. Above this the mount termi…
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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Record ID: DEV-097301
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Early Medieval to early Medieval copper alloy stirrup terminal, probably dating to c. AD 1000-1100. The object is now highly abraded, but is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-triangular in cross section, tapering into a sub-circular sectioned debased urnes-style crested animal head which curls around to meet the main body of the terminal and form a circular aperture. The interior (sub-triangular) face of the terminal is concave, and retains a significant amount of iron corrosion, although the outer edges (and possible face) have been lost. Dimensions: height 22.4mm; width 21.5mm;…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4B088E
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Saxon cast copper alloy stirrup terminal, very worn and corroded, remains of twin horizontal ribs above the hooked snout of the stylised animal-head. Hollow reverse contains traces of solder. Extant length 22mm. Extant width 9.5mm. (Williams' Unclassified Zoomorphic Class). 11th century.
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: HESH-34CBA6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy 'signet' finger ring with an incised / engraved seal matrix bezel of probable very late medieval or early post medieval date (AD 1400 - 1600). The hoop of the finger ring is incomplete and distorted - approximately 60% of the ring is complete. Originally it would have been an irregular D shape - often called stirrup-like in plan and the hoop has an angular D shaped cross section. The hoop flares (expands) toward the front and the shoulders of the ring have distinct angular expanded facets. The bezel is formed on a horizontal platform into which the design is incise…
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shawbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-BDAADD
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy late early-medieval Anglo-Scandinavian probable harness fitting, dating to the 11th century. It comprises the terminal of a rectangular arm (which measures 8.3x2.5mm at the old break), with concave mouldings either side and a triangular projection between / above. A pair of grooved lines flanks the concave mouldings, and a short pair of transverse lines joins them at the centre. A grooved lozenge sits within the projecting triangle and between the upper section of the concave edges. The reverse is undecorated. The object measures 32.5mm in length, 14.5mm in m…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A6FFB5
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup terminal, U-sectioned with transverse grooved and ribbed mouldings on the outer face and slight traces of solder internally. One end is broken and the other a plain upper terminal. Extant length, width and thickness 22, 8.3 and 6.5mm. 11th century.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: SF-11331C
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cooper-alloy Early Medieval stirrup mount or terminal, dating to AD 1050-1100. It consists of a semi-circular cross-sectioned element, which has the convex face moulded into an animal head. One end of the mount has signs of breaks, now worn; the other end has a raised collar. The concave face bears traces of soldering. This would have been part of a pair of mounts attached to either shoulders of a stirrup as in Williams (1997, p. 1, fig. 1) or it might have been the upper parte of a stirupp terminal with its zoomorphic moulding relief between two raised collar, see Willi…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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