Anglo-Saxon 'Convex-Sided' Strap End 019185

Anglo-Saxon 'Convex-Sided' Strap End 019185
Anglo-Saxon 'Convex-Sided' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 3.19 grams, 33.92 mm. 8th-10th century AD. A standard form of Middle Saxon strap end with bowed billeted sides, with two rivets in the upper end which is contoured to respect the circular piercings. The main panel is a finely executed beast in Trewhiddle Style, with triangular body and regardant head. The terminal comprises two spiral ears above a lozenge with a short snout below. One of the attachment rivets is still in place. The strap end is cleft to accept the narrow strap to which it was attached. Reference: Webster, L & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.98 fig.69o. Very fine condition. Provenance: from Bedfordshire, England.
 
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