Anglo-Saxon 'Class A, Type 4' Strap End 026971

Anglo-Saxon 'Class A, Type 4' Strap End 026971
Anglo-Saxon 'Class A, Type 4' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 6.31 grams, 48.82 mm. 9th century AD. A cast convex-sided strap end with split to the rear edge, of Class A, Type 4. The upper edge is pierced in two places. The body is decorated with a rectangular panel of hatching. The finial is a beast-head with three lines of c-shaped punchmarks above. Reference: Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap-ends 750-1100: Part I, The Finds Research Group AD700-1700, Datasheet 32, Sleaford, 2008. Fine condition. Provenance: found Lincolnshire, UK.
 
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