Anglo-Saxon 'Latticework' Strap End 015283

Anglo-Saxon 'Latticework' Strap End 015283
Anglo-Saxon 'Latticework' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 4.24 grams, 49.32 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A classic form of Middle Saxon convex-sided strap end, delicate and probably attached to a narrow fabric strap rather than a broad belt. The double-bowed upper edge respects the two circular piercings which held the attachment rivets. Below these is a quadrangular panel with reserved cross-hatched detailing. Two lateral rectangular panels with a crisp divide form the ears of the animal-head terminal. Reference: Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.142 item 107(b) and cf. p.233 items 191-3. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Very fine condition. Ex an old American collection.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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