Anglo-Saxon 'Beast-Head' Strap End 020605

Anglo-Saxon 'Beast-Head' Strap End 020605
Anglo-Saxon 'Beast-Head' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 4.49 grams, 41.48 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A flat-section strap end narrowing to a beast-head terminal with triangular ears placed flat along the sides, ridged brow, scalloped muzzle and rounded nose. A separate plate with two pins is soldered to the underside, to trap the leather or fabric strap to which it was attached. This form is similar to Thomas's Class B Type 4 but lacks the multi-head feature of that type. Reference: Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap Ends 750-1100 - Part 1, Finds Research Group Datasheet 32, 2003. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Suffolk, England.


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