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strap-end / shield

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  • Description

    Small gilt copper alloy strap-end, from the strap of shield 1939,1010.94. The strap-end is roughly rectangular, with two rivets attaching it to a small piece of leather at one end. The other end is rounded off as a 'snout', with a central panel containing a diamond pattern, creating a zoomorphic impression with the two rivets acting as 'eyes'. One of a pair with strap-end 1939,1010.94.I.6.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3.3 centimetres
    • Width: 1.5 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.58 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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