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Copper-alloy strap end

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:51 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Late Saxon bronze strap tag, length 4.6vm. Split end scalloped to accommodate 2 large disc-head rivets, edge at sides nicked. Decorated with semi-circular panel with geometric leaf decoration at top; main decoration animal interlaced with limbs and tail. This is shallow with carving, with remains of niello filling ground. Terminal animal has large round slitted eyes, snout with 1 gold inlay in scratched lines on snout. Back plain.

History

Grave ID

Richborough

Object ID

M6960

Catalogue Number

M 6960

Material

copper alloy, niello, gold (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, niello, gold) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

strap end (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; strap tag) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

buckle

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