ANGLO-SAXON ZOOMORPHIC STRAP-END, 9TH CENTURY AD.

ANGLO-SAXON ZOOMORPHIC STRAP-END, 9TH CENTURY AD.

95.00

A copper-alloy Anglo-Saxon strap-end in superb condition dating to the 9th century. Of zoomorphic form with a slender body, the two rivet holes are decorated with an incised palmette, beneath which is a Trewhiddle Style animal. A beautiful piece of British history with a design highly evocative of the period. Found by metal detectorist in Shenley, Hertfordshire in 2008 and recorded on the PAS database. 

Dimensions: 42 mm x 11 mm.

Classification: Thomas Class B, Type 2 (Trewhiddle Style).

References: Gabor Thomas, (2003) Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age strap-ends 750-1100: Part 1 Finds Research Group AD 700-1700, Datasheet 32.

PAS: BH-36A693.

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