Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Class B Type 3' Stirrup Mount 022819

Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Class B Type 3' Stirrup Mount 022819
Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Class B Type 3' Stirrup Mount
Copper-alloy, 15.52 grams, 41.73 mm. 11th century AD. A cast copper-alloy openwork stirrup mount of rectangular profile featuring a single beast-head motif modelled in the half-round, with two circular holes above. The lateral edges are crimped, the lower ledge protrudes at a shallow angle from the bottom of the main plate and is pierced in two places to accept attachment rivets. At the top, a small lobe extends to accept a third attachment rivet, still in place. Stirrup mounts formed part of the Late Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian riding equipment, possibly connected to the increased importance of horsemen in 11th century warfare. Reference: Williams, D. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts – A Classification and Catalogue, CBA Research Report 111, Oxford, 1997, p.93. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: found Wiltshire, England.

£145.00  
  

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