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strap-end

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.16

  • Description

    Miniature gold strap-end, tongue-shaped, plain and hollow. There are two rivets at the open end, the heads and ends filed away so that they fit flush with both surfaces of the strap-end.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.1 centimetres
    • Width: 1 centimetres
    • Weight: 1.57 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.354 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G41/dc1

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    20 October 1993

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean for photograhy and redisplay. Take care! Garmets!

    Condition

    surface dirt. Req no 53466

    Treatment details

    Gently polished using Goddard's long term silver cloth (comp. unknown)

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.16

  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,10-10,12 (former number)
Plain gold strap-runner in the form of a tongueless buckle. The object consists of an oblong loop, oval in section, and a short rectangular plate formed of thick gold sheet folded over on itself. The loop passes through the folded edge of the plate, which is cut away at the corners at the loop edge. The plate is secured by two plain gold rivets with domed heads and beaded wire collars.

Plain gold strap-runner in the form of a tongueless buckle. The object consists of an oblong loop, oval in section, and a short rectangular plate formed of thick gold sheet folded over on itself. The loop passes through the folded edge of the plate, which is cut away at the corners at the loop edge. The plate is secured by two plain gold rivets with domed heads and beaded wire collars.

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