Record Details

NHER Number:33633
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon metal find


Metal detecting in 1998 recovered a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 28 31
Map Sheet:TG23SE

Full description

April 1998. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon 11th century stirrup-strap mount of Williams' type 6. Right- angled flange at base, with two holes filled with iron rivets just above. Above the rivets, two animal heads in relief, with oval eyes, open jaws and long curly lips. The bodies of the animals curve around forming a border, and then turn back to end in curly bifurcated tails. Between the tails is a third iron rivet with ?animal head knob above. A branching plant runs up the centre of the mount. (S1) NCM.
D. Gurney (NLA) 5 June 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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