Viking 'Cross and Serpents' Belt Mount 022422

Viking 'Cross and Serpents' Belt Mount 022422
Viking 'Cross and Serpents' Belt Mount
Gilt copper-alloy, 13.94 grams, 35.43 mm. Circa 10th-11th century AD. A heavy cast belt loop with elliptical front plate and narrow band behind, enabling it to slide on the belt or strap. The chip-carved design comprises a cross pattée with rounded ends to the upright and an elliptical depression to the ends of the arms. Between the arms are four s-shaped serpentine creatures. The rear bar is sharply angled and rectangular in section. Reference: cf. decorative motifs on a Late Saxon strap end from Leicester in Backhouse, J., Turner, D.H., Webster, L. The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, London, 1984 item 133. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.

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