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Title: Stirrup mount
Item Name: Dress and Personal Accessories

Description:

Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup mount, probably dating to the early part of the 11th century. Of sub-triangular form, with a broken loop at the narrow end. Below the loop is a panel of incised ornament, consisting of intertwined, sinuous animal forms, characteristic of the Jellinge style (originating in Denmark and found in England from the late 9th century). Below this is a narrow band of ornament, perhaps runic (the item is rather worn in this area). The broad end has a raised central ornament, bifurcating at the upper end, surrounded by an irregular series of circular perforations - the whole perhaps intended as an abstract view of an animal's head e.g. a stag. The back is plain. Found by Angela Garman whilst metal detecting at Lowthorpe in about 2004. The item appears to be of iron.


Year: 1000-1050(c)
Culture: Early Medieval
Materials: iron
Measurements: L:6cm; W:4cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2007.20

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