Anglo-Saxon 'Ring-Chain' Scabbard Mount 022616

Anglo-Saxon 'Ring-Chain' Scabbard Mount 022616
Anglo-Saxon 'Ring-Chain' Scabbard Mount
Gilt copper-alloy, 2.93 grams, 25.87 mm. Circa 6th-7th century AD. A cast copper-alloy rectangular mount with heavy gilding to the central design. The face comprises a raised border enclosing a procession of Style II animal shapes forming a chain. On the reverse are placed two attachment pins. Decorative mounts of this form were often used to enliven sword-belts and scabbards, as for example on the sword from Grave 92 at Erding, Germany. Reference: Menghin, W. Das Schwert im Fruehen Mittelalter, Stuttgart, 1983 item 77 and map 11. Good fine condition, complete, gilding mostly intact. Provenance: found at Thetford, Norfolk, England in 1997.


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