Anglo-Saxon 'Ribbed Baluster' Zoomorphic Strap End 019616

Anglo-Saxon 'Ribbed Baluster' Zoomorphic Strap End 019616
Anglo-Saxon 'Ribbed Baluster' Zoomorphic Strap End
Copper-alloy, 4.11 grams, 46.04 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A single-piece strap-end split across its length to accommodate a strap or narrow belt. The cast D-section pelta-shaped plate extends to a series of baluster mouldings ending in a stylized animal-head finial. Reference: cf. baluster detailing on Anglo-Saxon pins in Webster, L & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.86. Very fine condition. Provenance: found East Anglia, England.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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