Early medieval stirrup

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Object type: Stirrup
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 16/03/2022
Location: West Devon


A copper alloy stirrup dating to c. AD 1000 – 1100. The design includes a human face with a broad nose, slight smirk, globular eyes and a distinct hairstyle. Along the outer frame are double headed beasts. It has been designated a Find of Note: Regional Importance.