Anglo-Saxon 'Thomas's Class B Type 4' Beast-Head Strap End 020251

Anglo-Saxon 'Thomas's Class B Type 4' Beast-Head Strap End 020251
Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Thomas's Class B Type 4' Beast-Head Strap End
Copper-alloy, 5.22 grams, 42.84 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A triangular-section strap end terminating in a beast-head finial with triangular ears, ridged brow, and scalloped muzzle. The body is modelled with chevron ribs, rising to a pair of transverse collars. Above is a flat rectangular plate with attachment hole and hatched surface. This form is derived from Thomas's Class B Type 4 with the multi-head feature of that type reduced to multiple ribs. Reference: Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap Ends 750-1100 - Part 1, Finds Research Group Datasheet 32, 2003. Very fine condition. Provenance: found near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

 more info 


Our Antiquities Dealers Association