A Viking Age stirrup found in the River Witham east of Lincoln, Lincolnshire. (c) Lincolnshire County Council
Stirrup (LCNCC : 1906.9663)
A Viking Age iron stirrup found in the River Witham east of Lincoln, Lincolnshire
A large iron stirrup of Viking type with a long slender looped form, rectangular terminal, and a flat footrest. It was found in the River Witham near Lincoln. Stirrups like this were an innovation that Scandinavian settlers introduced to Anglo-Saxon England in the eleventh century.