Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed C-Scroll' Hooked Tag 014412

Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed C-Scroll' Hooked Tag 014412
Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Hidden Face' Hooked Tag
Silver, 1.11 grams, 23.45 mm. 8th century AD. The plate is decorated with opposed c-scroll volutes outlined with niello inlay. Two piercings close to the outer edge form the attachment points. The design as a whole forms a stylized male face with curly moustache. The hook is complete. Reference: Webster, L & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.236 fig.199. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Extremely fine condition. Property of a gentleman, believed to have been found in Hertfordshire in the early 1990's.


This item is accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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