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    • Institution: BUC

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Record ID: BUC-C6E857
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount of late Anglo-Saxon date (c. 11th century AD). The mount is sub-pentagonal in form, characteristic of a Williams Class A, Type 1 mount (1997, 26ff.; see fig. 19). It has a trefoil apex loop with small side knobs; its hole is notably large. From this the mount widens to its maximum width with a further pair of side knobs present. The mount then narrows to an incurved waist below which are a further pair of knobs above the straight base. Above the base are two circular perforations; neither rivet survives. On the reverse is a perpendicular rectang…
Created on: Sunday 29th July 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ivinghoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-DC8057
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams' Class A, Type 10a (Williams 1997 p 53). The pear-shaped mount of 11th century date is extensively decorated in the Urnes style in niello with silver wire inlay. The ornament depicts a curling serpent-like beast whose head with pointed oval eyes forms the apex of the mount. The body bifurcates at a spiral hip joint; the body continues in a series of loops and appears to terminate in a scroll to the left of the hip. The other limb appears to end in a foot at the bottom left-hand corner, but this detail is unclear. Possibly two secondary sn…
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CHILTERN', grid reference and parish protected.


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