Record Details

NHER Number:23461
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount


A Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount was recovered before 1986.

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Full description

Pre 1986. 'From Hellesdon, Norwich'. NCM, no data.
Late Saxon subtriangular mount with narrow base, expanding above it to form lozenge shaped plate. Circular pierced terminal. Two iron rivets above base securing iron strip on reverse. Small flange runs length of base on reverse at right angles to body of mount. Mount decorated with four lozenge shaped fields roughly scored for ?inlay. Projecting
bosses along edge and in centre, and contour line border. Length 48mm.
See (S1).
S. Margeson (NCM).
This find was reidentified as a Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount by D. Williams in 1997, see Monograph (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 11 March 1987. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 23 March 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1986. A Group of Late Saxon Mounts from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt III pp 323-327. p 323; Pl III..
<S2>Monograph: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. A classification and catalogue. A contribution to the study of Late Saxon ornamental metalwork.. CBA Research Report. No. 111. No 292; p 70-71; Fig 45.

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