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EARLY MEDIEVAL STIRRUP

Incomplete cast copper alloy early medieval stirrup mount. This stirrup mount is Williams Class A, type 6. The mount is subrectangular in plan and flat in section with a backward facing flange set at 90 degrees. It is moulded with an intricate zoomorphic design described by William's as consisting of two snake-like beasts joined by a single collar or knot, which forms the margin to the design. Eac…