Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Strap Tag 017041

Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Strap Tag 017041
Anglo-Saxon ‘Trewhiddle Style’ Strap Tag
Silver, 3.97 grams, 36.98 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A triangular strap tag with decorated surface. The main decorative field comprises a Trewhiddle Style beast with a contorted s-shaped body within a billeted border which extends around the plain upper field within which there are three circular perforations to accept attachment rivets. The apex of the triangle is bifurcated to form two hooks, the ends of which were lost in antiquity. Tags of this kind were attached to the ends of winingas or coiled lower-leg coverings where the hooks were used to secure the tight wrapping of the fabric; tags with two hooks are unusual. Reference: cf. West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.137 no.27. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Essex before 1997, and Disclaimed 2008.


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