|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Late Saxon stirrup mount|
Metal detecting here in 1998 retrieved an unusual Late Saxon stirrup mount, which was both solid and lacking a flange. This example was also decorated with three solid relief animal heads on the front and was of Anglo-Scandinavian origin.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 22 97|
|Parish:||SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
August-September 1998. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon stirrup mount of Williams' Class B, Type 1. It is unusual in two respects - it is solid, not openwork and has no flange. It is rectangular, there are iron rivets at the botton corners, three solid relief animal heads on the front and wavy-edged projections on the corners (with a little imagination, these projection look like animal heads).
Three holes at the top, one in each projection and one in centre. Nearly flat in cross-section.
Anglo-Scandinavian. 11th century date.
Polaroid (S1) taken.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 July 1999.
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
Protected Status - none
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