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Record ID: NARC-9B0823
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A complete copper alloy Stirrup-Strap Mount of Early-Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) date (AD 1000-1100). The object is sub-triangular in plan. The top of the mount is rounded and has a circular perforation within the centre of the upper projection. The plate is slightly concave to the front of the plate. The upper perforation is flanked by two knops around the edge of the stirrup-strap mount. From these knops the plate widens to a maximum width of 29.36mm which is marked by a second lower pair of rounded knops. Between the upper and lower knops the plate expands at a point which is equ…
Created on: Thursday 25th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-8439E1
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A complete late early-medieval (c. 1000-1100) copper alloy Williams Class A Type 8 stirrup strap mount, with a common right angle flange and traces of niello with white wire inlay decoration. The apex is slightly bent backwards (old damage). The mount is a sub-triangular plate rising to an apex, with small vertical projections at the corner of the base. To the reverse of the base a rectangular angled flange projects backwards at c. 90 degrees to the plane. The decorated face consists of a large zoomorphic head at the apex with looping and bifurcating tendrils on each side, below a hor…
Created on: Wednesday 24th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: NMS-5675FA
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and abraded Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount with the apex missing. There is no basal flange. Traces of rust lie behind one of the two lower fixing holes. Inlaid off-white material, presumably niello, stands proud of the surface. A crude whiskered animal mask within a frame is depicted. From the basal corners the sides slope inwards to rounded lobes (one larger than the other). The top comprises two concavities flanking a broken stump. The form is slightly reminiscent of William 1997 Class A, Type 5 and of a Class C, Group 2 mount from Buxton-with-Lammas, Norfolk…
Created on: Monday 5th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-148B66
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper-alloy stirrup strap mount dating to the eleventh century AD. The fragment comprises a portion of the now trapezoidal plate which extends at one end to a tri-lobed projection with circular perforation. The other end is broken. The upper surface of the plate is decorated with an incised pattern filled with niello. It is not possible to discern the nature of the pattern. The underside of the plate is plain. The fragment measures 29mm in length, a maximum of 23mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A2810F
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval to Medieval copper-alloy stirrup-strap mount belonging to Williams Class A. The incised pentagonal frame contains a faint intertwined beast above which is a pair of opposed spirals and a union knot. The mount has a lobed apex, three rivet holes and a stepped flange. There are traces of inlaid niello on all the incised lines. The mount is similar to Williams Class A, Type 15 (also see no. 503 in Williams 1997).
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th December 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-E25138
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount dating to the late early-medieval (AD850-1100) Anglo-Scandinavian period. It is a strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 8 (or possibly Type 7), with Williams' cloest parallel being no. 158 (Williams 1997, 50). It is roughly triangular in shape with a projecting ledge at the bottom on the reverse. There are three rivet holes: one in each corner. The reverse is plain, but there a decoration with niello inlay on the obverse: a double-circular with cental circlets and radiating lines resembling a windmill. Williams comments that this pat…
Created on: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7A3643
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount. There is no flange. Perforation at the apex the upper edge of which is scalloped. The face is decorated with a ribbon-like beast, perhaps a dragon, inlaid with niello which now stands proud of the decayed surface. There are two copper alloy rivets at the base which secure a corroded iron bar to the reverse of the mount. Width 36mm. Height 42.5mm. Unclassified in Williams 1997, very close to ibid. no. 497. 11th century.
Created on: Thursday 16th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-BCE6D8
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount, Williams Class A, Type 1. Sub-triangular or pentagonal, the base broken across a single rivet-hole, rounded knops on the surviving side, upper part missing, broken across an offset possible secondary perforation, part of break at upper edge is recent. Worn and corroded remains of engraved decoration contains niello and depicts two addorsed beasts. Extant height 36.5mm. Extant width 32.5mm. 2mm thick. Weighs 10.64g. 11th century.
Created on: Wednesday 1st April 2015
Last updated: Friday 22nd May 2015
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Record ID: IOW-17E134
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: KENT-DF2A07
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Medieval stirrup strap mount from the late 11th century. It is sub-triangular in shape. There is an integral loop at the top; at approximately the centre of the mount is a pair of off-centred lobes. The interior of the mount is decorated with four downward curving lines of indentations, which were most likely inlaid, now missing; the top three lines of indentations have three each, and the bottom line has four. There is some remaining red niello between the third and last line; this area appears to protrude from the mount, and may be a debased animal he…
Created on: Tuesday 18th October 2011
Last updated: Friday 1st November 2013
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Record ID: SUSS-312888
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and corroded Early Medieval cast copper alloy stirrup mount, c. 1025-1100 AD. The mount has an overall symmetrical tongue shape. At one end it is square and bends away from the front face at 90 degrees to form a narrowed perpendicular flange (Type A Flange). On the front face progressing towards the other end of the mount the initial part is rectangular leading to symmetrical knops, one on either side. The rectangular segment has two equidistant circular holes placed across its width. From the knops the mount widens symmetrically in a scallop shape to two further knops, from wh…
Created on: Monday 10th October 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-4BD2F2
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy stirrup mount in an Anglo-Scandinavian style, Williams Class A, type 5. It has a subtriangular shape with a drilled hole in the base and at the apex. Traces of niello remain on the surface, though the design is difficult to interpret due to the degree of corrosion, which extends accross the surface of the object. Traces of iron oxide are visible on the underside of the mount on the basal rib. This stirrup mount is probably a Class A Type 5, though David Williams describes a similar mount from Bedfordshire as unclassified but similar to a Type 5 and Type 1 (Late Sa…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2011
Last updated: Friday 20th March 2015
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Record ID: NMS-B95517
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Saxon copper alloy stirrup-strap mount of Williams' Class C, Group 1 (1997, 100). Sub-triangular, the lower side edges are straight, with three lobes decreasing in size towards the apex on each upper edge and a straight base. It is broken across the apex loop and one corner is missing, broken across one of the fixing holes. There is an additional piercing below the apex loop, and a small hole has been added next to the lower broken edge to allow the mount to be secured after it was damaged. There is no trace of a flange along the base, but one worn and angled side lug survives.…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B30828
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy probable stirrup-strap mount dating from the 11th century. The bottom part of the mount is missing, and it is this end which has the defining features of a stirrup-strap mount, so it's identification is uncertain. It is a triangular object with a worn zoomorphic animal head terminal at the apex. There is a rivet hole beneath this, and then the plate is decorated with niello. The design is unclear; only a pointed oval outline is visible. The break at the bottom is patinated. The reverse is slightly concave but otherwise plain. There is a slight possibility that this is a…
Created on: Thursday 24th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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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: DOR-532796
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval stirrup strap mount (Williams Class a, type 8) dating to the 11th century. A cast copper alloy, sub-triangular mount. It has three attachment holes, one set below the apex and the other two at the base, above the right-angle flange.The lower two holes retain the corroded traces of iron fixings. The apex is slightly truncated by an ancient break. The front is decorated with moulded zoomorphic elements and lobed tendrils.The details of the decoration are quite deeply cast and clear. At the apex is a zoomorphic head terminal with prominent eyes. There flows from the ape…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pamphill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-570494
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) copper alloy stirrup strap mount (11th century). The stirrup strap mount is a Class A, sub-triangular mount, debased Type 8 (Williams 1997: 47). At the apex of the mount is a large zoomorphic head with two smaller projecting heads on either side of the base. The flange does not extend along the entire length of the base, just between the two heads. From the upper head with its prominent eyes projects a series of looping and bifurcating tendrils which end in lobes. From the lower heads part of the body and a single limb are depicted; a prominent wing ext…
Created on: Monday 12th March 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 25th March 2015
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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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Record ID: NLM-1EBE96
Object type: STIRRUP
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy early medieval stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 1. The pentagonal form mount is quite worn and smooth but some of the linear design engraved with niello is still visible. The apex of the mount has a loop and there are two lower fixing holes at the base. The reverse has a right angle flange and traces of iron corrosion around the back of the fixing holes and apex loop. The length is 48.9mm, the width is 32.5mm and the weight is 22.05g.
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 1st December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marsh Chapel', grid reference and parish protected.


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