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strap-end

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.13

  • Description

    Small gold strap-end, tongue-shaped, with inlaid cloisonné garnet work. The central cell is mushroom-shaped, while the two end cells are step-cut with a ladder pattern border consisting of narrow rectangular cells, which curve at the toe to form the rounded end. Each cloisonné cell has an underlay of stamped gold foil. There are three dome-headed rivets, one at each shoulder and one at the tongue, all of which connect with a triangular back-plate underneath. one of a pair with strap-end 1939,1010.14.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3 centimetres
    • Width: 1.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 9.24 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Pair with 1939,1010.14

  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.321, d-f bibliographic details
  • Location

    G2/fc172

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2003 22 Mar-12 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Far Fetched Treasures
    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.13

  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,10-10.9a (former number)
Small gold buckle, with rounded end and cut away shoulders at loop. The loop is of plain gold and D-shaped in section. The tongue is plain gold and fixed, while the loop is hinged. There is one large plain rivet at the toe and two smaller ones at the shoulders, all connecting with a triangular backplate.  The garnet work on the buckle-plate has large cells, one mushroom and two step-cut, otherwise very simple.

Group of Objects

Small gold buckle, with rounded end and cut away shoulders at loop. The loop is of plain gold and D-shaped in section. The tongue is plain gold and fixed, while the loop is hinged. There is one large plain rivet at the toe and two smaller ones at the shoulders, all connecting with a triangular backplate. The garnet work on the buckle-plate has large cells, one mushroom and two step-cut, otherwise very simple.

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