Anglo-Saxon 'Latticework' Strap End 018744

Anglo-Saxon 'Latticework' Strap End 018744
Anglo-Saxon 'Latticework' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 2.02 grams, 36.20 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A very delicate Middle Saxon strap end with convex sides. The upper edge is 'scalloped' where the two rivet-holes have broken off. The upper decorative panel is a segmented semicircle; below this is a central zone of heavily-incised cross-hatched decoration flanked by two elliptical panels of lightly-incised lozenges. The lower end features a ribbed collar above a snub-nosed animal head with elliptical lateral panels for the eyes. The strap end is too narrow and light to have been used on a leather strap and may have adorned a fabric braid. Reference: West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.132 item 2 and p.162 item 9. Good very fine condition. Provenance: found N.E. Lincolnshire, England.
 
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