Anglo-Saxon 'Lozenge Panel' Strap End 019730

Anglo-Saxon 'Lozenge Panel' Strap End 019730
Anglo-Saxon 'Lozenge Panel' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 3.24 grams, 44.71 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A Middle Saxon strap end with convex sides tapering to a beast-head terminal. The upper edge is 'scalloped' where the two rivet-holes are placed. The main decorative panel is a series of four vesica-shaped elements placed to form a central reserved lozenge, all textured with punched dot detailing. A transverse ribbed collar extends to the triangular beast-head terminal. The strap end is too light to have been used on a leather strap and may have been used on 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: from an old English collection.
 
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