Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Class B' Openwork Stirrup Mount 022462

Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Class B' Openwork Stirrup Mount 022462
Very Rare Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Class B' Openwork Stirrup Mount
Copper-alloy, 32.02 grams, 47.50 mm. Circa 11th century AD. A cast copper-alloy stirrup mount of Williams's Class B Type 3 Group 1. The triangular upper section is ribbed on the outer edges and the main plate bears a moulded bear's head with openwork ears. The flange on the rear of the lower edge is rivetted to the remains of the bracket. Reference: Williams, D. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts, CBA Research Report 111, London, 1997 item 427. Very fine condition, complete and in an uncleaned 'as found' state of preservation. Provenance: found near Eye, Norfolk, England.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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