Taynton Metal Detecting Club
The Gannets

Saxon & Viking Artefacts

Anglo-Scandinavian Stirrup Mounts

Stirrup Mounts were introduced into Britain by the Vikings. They were purely for decoration and were fitted on the top edge of the stirrup. The two main shapes found in Britain are triangular and rectangular. Decoration can be abstract or feature creatures such as lions, snakes and dragons.

Stirrup Mount with coiled snake design.
11th century. Class A, Type 17.
Donated to Gloucester City Museum

Huntley.

Stirrup Mount with upward looking Lion, mouth open.
Late 11th century.

Hartpury.

Stirrup Mount with animal head design.
11th century.

Hartpury. J Feenan

Terslev-derived motif.
Late Anglo Saxon.
Donated to Gloucester City Museum

Taynton.

Saxon strapend

AndyF

Strap End

Coberley.

Saxon Strap End
8th century.
Animal and Foilage Motifs.

Coberley: MMayes

Saxon Strapend
8th - 9th century.

Hartpury. : MMayes

Saxon Strapend
8th - 9th century.
Two figures facing each other.

Dymock.

Saxon Strapend with Scandanavian Influences.
Late 8th - 11th century.
31mm long.

Coberley.

Saxon Strapend.
Mid 8th - early 10th century.

Coberley.

Strap End
10th - 11th century.

Newent.

Viking Bulls Head mount.
10th - 11th century.

Coberley.

Stirrup Mount.
10th century. Class B, Type 2, Group1.

Taynton.

     
Strap End
Saxon

Murrells End : Mandy H

Strap End
Saxon

Murrells End: Mandy H

Strap End
Saxon

Murrells End: Mandy H