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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Stirrup fittings https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings.html Stirrup-Strap Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-strap-mount-54464.html Sun, 02 Jun 2019 17:38:32 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup-Strap Mount  
Description: A late Saxon stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 10B. The mount is tongue-shaped with openwork decoration that reflects the Viking Urnes style of the 11th century. It depicts a highly stylised sinuous animal intertwined with tendrils in an asymmetric arrangement that completely fills the available space. There is a rivet hole for attachment in the apex lug and two more located above the base flange.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup-Strap Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-strap-mount-37809.html Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup-Strap Mount  
Description: An incomplete late Saxon stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 12. It is lozenge shaped in plan, with four recessed lozenge-shaped panels and a central boss. There are raised pellets on the border angles at either side, and two on the base, which are now very worn. The base flange is centrally pierced for a rivet, and there would have been a second rivet hole in a lug at the apex, which is now missing.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup-Strap Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-strap-mount-6652.html Wed, 11 Apr 2007 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup-Strap Mount  
Description: A late Saxon stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class B, Type 1, Group 1. The mount is of generally trapezoidal shape with an openwork design depicting three animal heads. One of the heads is larger than the other two, and is positioned at the lower centre of the mount. The two smaller ones are positioned to the left and right above it. There are two corner lugs (one broken) with rivet holes at the top of the mount, and an incomplete central lug, which may possibly also have been used for attachment. There are a further two rivet holes in the angled base flange.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup Terminal https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-terminal-7350.html Thu, 07 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup Terminal  
Description: A late Anglo-Saxon stirrup terminal. The terminal is zoomorphic, depicting a beast's head in a form that is influenced by the contemporary Viking Urnes style.

Two terminals were fitted to a stirrup, one at the bottom of each arm. The recessed back of the terminal enclosed the arm and concealed the foot-bar attachment joint. The terminals were soldered to the stirrup, and traces of lead are sometimes present in the recess when they are found.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup-Strap Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-strap-mount-12225.html Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup-Strap Mount  
Description: An incomplete late Saxon stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 1. The top of the mount, where a third rivet hole would have been located, is broken off, the lower two still contain the remains of iron rivets. As is often the case with mounts of this type, the engraved design is nearly all gone as a result of abrasion in the ground.

These mounts were used at the junction of the stirrup and strap, probably to reduce wear on the leather. For illustrations and discussion, see the reference cited below.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup Terminal (?) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-terminal-7351.html Thu, 07 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup Terminal (?)  
Description: A zoomorphic terminal in the form of an animal-head. The underside of the terminal is recessed and appears to have traces of solder. It seems likely that it is a stirrup terminal, but the style is possibly a little later and less influenced by Viking art than is usual for such terminals.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup Terminal (?) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-terminal-12902.html Sat, 05 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup Terminal (?)  
Description: A zoomorphic terminal in the form of a boar's head. The underside of the terminal appears to retain a fragment of the iron bar to which it was attached, and part of which projects from the back of the neck. It seems likely that it is a stirrup terminal, but the naturalistic style differs somewhat from the more usual stirrup terminals of the 11th century, which are influenced by the Viking Ringerike and Urnes art styles.

See also UKDFD 7351.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup-Strap Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-strap-mount-10511.html Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup-Strap Mount  
Description: A late Saxon stirrup-strap mount of Williams Class A, Type 11A. It depicts a right-facing lion, looking upwards with its front paw raised and its tail curled between its rear legs and into the field above its back. The two rivet holes at the base have rust stains around them from iron rivets. A lug with a third rivet hole has been lost from the top of the mount.

Cf. UKDFD 9593
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-fragment-13044.html Sat, 12 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup (Fragment)  
Description: A fragment from the top of a stirrup, consisting of a short length of one oval-section arm, and part of the rectangular-section, rectangular suspension loop. The arm is decorated with moulded transverse ridges in bands of three, between which there is a double-lined incised saltire. The suspension loop is decorated with pairs of transverse and oblique incised lines.

No similar stirrup has been traced, and the dating is therefore very tentative. However, the form of decoration is closely paralleled on certain Anglo-Saxon artefacts of circa 6th century date. Compare, for example, the stirrup-arm decoration with that on the early Saxon wrist clasp, UKDFD 10453.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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Stirrup Terminal Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/early-medieval/stirrup-fittings/stirrup-terminal-mount-113.html Sat, 23 Jul 2005 00:00:00 GMT Stirrup fittings Stirrup Terminal Mount  
Description: Stirrup terminal mount with end-loop in the form of a crested backward-facing animal head. This style of stirrup terminal shows clear Scandinavian influence and the type is chiefly found in East Anglia and Lincolnshire (David Williams - ’Stirrup Terminals’ - Finds Research Group Datasheet 24). The base is open and hollow but may be broken as Williams identifies this as an ’enclosed’ type fitting over the stirrup terminal.

Similar heads appear on stirrup-strap mounts and Nigel Mill’s in ’Saxon & Viking Artefacts’ illustrates a bridle cheek piece with a similar zoomorphic terminal (p83; V233) suggesting the possibility that the various pieces of horse furniture of the time may have been made in matching sets.

For method of attachment see Fig.4a in David Willams ’Late Saxon Stirrup-Strap Mounts’.
Category: Early Medieval, Stirrup fittings
Category: Stirrup fittings
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