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Record ID: CORN-C57246
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A, with decorative silver wire and niello inlay of Anglo-Scandinavian inspiration. The mount is very worn and the inlay only survives in patches. Below the apex rivet is a pendent lobe, while at the base a union knot probably links a pair of opposed spirals which are utilised by the pair of rivet holes. Centrally is a knot within a wide ribbon-like strip which may be the body of a snake-like beast whose head is otherwise worn away. A corroded iron rivet survives within the apex hole and obscures the decoration. One of the other ir…
Created on: Sunday 7th December 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
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