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Record ID: IOW-17E134
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete Late Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian)-Medieval cast copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount (c. 1000-c. 1100 AD). Williams Class A, Type 5. The handle-like projection and the suspension loop are missing due to an old transverse break and part of the flange is missing. The complete stirrup mount would have consisted of a pentagonal, flat frame or body, set within a pair of tendril like shapes, down each diagonal side, which terminated in scrolls. Extending from the apex would have been a long, handle like extension, which would have probably terminated in a zoomorphic head t…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.

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