Anglo-Saxon 'Style I Tiermensch' Mount 020417

Anglo-Saxon 'Style I Tiermensch' Mount 020417
Anglo-Saxon 'Style I Tiermensch' Mount
Copper-alloy, gilded, 3.10 grams, 25.55 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A cast tongue-shaped mount bearing raised Style I decoration in the form of a three-band beast-man with ribbon body, rear leg curled beneath and his head curled over so that his jaw closes on his midriff. The heavy gilding remains on most of the surface. There are two attachment pegs on the reverse, the taller of about 5mm in length. It is likely that the mount comes from the decorative metal rim of a drinking horn. Reference: cf. fitting from Barham, Suffolk, iWest. Sussex. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.123 fig.71. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Dorset, England.
 
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