Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork Class E1' Strap End 020519

Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork Class E1' Strap End 020519
Anglo-Scandinavian / Viking 'Openwork Class E1' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 20.62 grams, 53.0 mm. Circa 10th century AD. A solid cast tongue-shaped strap end executed in openwork in the form of a plant-scroll within a frame. The attachment plate is pierced to accept rivets. The inspiration for the decoration is the Late Saxon Winchester Style which is found in manuscript art, carved bone items, metalwork and elsewhere; the large tongue-shaped plate is probably Scandinavian in origin. This type is Thomas's Class E Type 1 Winchester Style, its design simplified to an openwork plant-scroll. Reference: Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age Strap-ends 750-1100, Finds Research Group Datasheet 33, Sleaford, 2008. Very fine condition, some loss to the attachment plate. Provenance: from an old English collection.

£140.00  
  

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