Viking / Anglo-Scandinavian Stirrup Mounts for sale
Stirrup-mounts are a distinctive artefact type introduced into Anglo-Saxon England in the 10th century, probably replacing an organic form of suspension. The word ‘stirrup’ derives from Old English stigerap, ‘climbing rope’, implying that early stirrups were made as simple leather straps. The metal fittings are made as either rectangular or (sub-)triangular, with a narrow flange on the lower edge. There are many different styles of decoration, some common and others very rare. They represent an inexpensive means of acquiring original Anglo-Scandinavian or Viking art and you will find many interesting examples within these pages.
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