Anglo-Saxon 'Class A Trewhiddle Style' Strap End 024007B

Anglo-Saxon 'Class A Trewhiddle Style' Strap End 024007B
Anglo-Saxon 'Class A Trewhiddle Style' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 2.84 grams, 28.72 mm. Circa 9th-10th century AD. A cast copper-alloy strap- or tag-end, tongue-shaped with split to the upper end. The upper edge is scrolled to accommodate two pins, still in place, and a palmette motif between. The main design is a recessed panel with reserved motif of two Trewhiddle Style beasts with notched edges to the bodies and interlaced legs. 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 near Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, UK.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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