Anglo-Saxon 'Class A2' Strap End 019901

Anglo-Saxon 'Class A2' Strap End 019901
Anglo-Saxon 'Class A2' Strap End
Silvered copper-alloy, 11.75 grams, 47.11 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A sturdy strap end of the classic convex-sided format comprising a panel of knotwork within billeted borders, above a beast-head finial. Above the main panel is a semicircle with foliate palmette motif. It is split at the upper end and provided with two rivet holes. 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. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
 
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