Record Details

NHER Number:35299
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon stirrup terminal


An 11th century stirrup terminal with a stylised animal head found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 46 11
Map Sheet:TG41SE

Full description

January to February 2000. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon incomplete copper alloy stirrup terminal. Most of the U-section tube which woule have attached it to the corner of the iron stirrup is missing (old breaks) and inside the remaining part is a hard concretion of soil. The lower end of the tube is extended into a long stylised animal head and neck, which curves round and is attached back onto the tube at open jaws. There is a small projection at the outermost part of the curved neck, which may represent an ear or a lappet. 11th century.
Identified by H.M. Geake (A&E).
K. Hinds (NLA), 8 March 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---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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