Anglo-Saxon 'Foliate' Zoomorphic Strap End 002867

Anglo-Saxon 'Foliate' Zoomorphic Strap End 002867
Anglo-Saxon 'Foliate' Zoomorphic Strap End
Silver, 3.87 grams, 35.39 mm. Circa 9th century AD. The lower edge of this piece bears the standard zoomorphic head design, executed as a v-shaped incision to emphasise the snout below a brow-ridge and two stylized ears. The outer edges are decorated with billeted zones enclosing a field of foliate vinescroll detail. Two rounded lobes on the upper edge are pierced by rivet-holes. The piece is complete with good definition to the surface details. Reference: Smith, R.A. British Museum Guide to Anglo-Saxon Antiquities, Trustees of the British Museum, 1923 p.107, fig.131(3). Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Very fine condition. Ex old American collection.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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