Stirrup strap mount of a head

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Stirrup
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 26/10/2022
Location: Doncaster


A stirrup strap mount dating to about 1000 – 1200. It’s in the form of a head, possibly with a Norman style helmet. There are several similar mounts recorded on the PAS but he findspot of Doncaster is the most northerly. Hence, it’s a Find of Note of County Importance.