SB 004771
SB 004771
Anglo-Saxon 'Knife or Tool' Handle
Copper-alloy, 31.96 grams; 86.69 mm. Circa 10th Century A.D. A long knife or tool handle, with the end moulded in the shape of a snake's or dragon's head, while the distal end consists of a V-shaped notch filled with the remains of the iron blade. The head and body are covered with ring and dot decoration. Classified as "Not a common class of object, the closest parallel being a smaller example from Steething (HER 40302), which was given ascribed to a possible alternative, Late Saxon, date". Very Fine condition, accompanied by the original Museum note.

This item is accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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