Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Latticed Openwork' Stirrup Mount 017604

Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Latticed Openwork' Stirrup Mount 017604
Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Latticed Openwork' Stirrup Mount
Copper-alloy, 18.78 grams, 48.52 mm. Circa 10th - 11th century AD. This type of Anglo-Scandinavian stirrup-mount - Williams's Class A Type 12 - with latticework detailing on the outer face may be found in both closed and openwork versions. The present example was cast as a closed mount but the upper lozenge has been opened fully and one of the others shows signs of piercing. The mount is formed as a lozenge with an internal saltire, with raised bosses across the three central points. The upper mounting plate is complete and the rivet-hole is intact. The rear flange is complete with a piercing for attachment, filled with remains of the rivet. Reference: Williams, D. Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts - A Classification and Catalogue, CBA Research Report 111, Oxford, 1997, p.71ff. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, England.

 
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