|Late Anglo-Saxon / Viking 'Ringerike' Strap End 027824|| |
Rare Late Anglo-Saxon / Viking 'Ringerike' Strap End
Copper-alloy, 12.82 grams, 61.33 mm. 11th century AD. A long strap end with Ringerike Style beast-head modelled in the round, with almond eyes and carefully modelled jaws. The rear tapers to flat in section with trefoil finial and round hole. There is a step to the rear face below the trefoil to accommodate the strap. Reference: Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Strap-ends 750-1100: Part I, The Finds Research Group AD700-1700, Datasheet 32, Sleaford, 2008. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.