Tinned copper alloy girdle-hanger: in form of cast circular flat frame containing four openwork interlaced Style II profile animals with ring-and-dot eyes and incised double contour lines on their serpentine bodies; a break in the fret patterned outer ring.
- Diameter: 7.9 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Unrecorded, but said to be from "the district of the Rhine and Moselle", Germany; recent research has shown that the vendor has been notoriously unreliable.
Given by The Friends of The British Museum
Acquired from David Reiling of Mainz through Max Rosenheim
RENNER D. 1970. Die Durchbrochenen Zierscheiben der Merowingerzeit Kataloge Vor- und Frühgeschichtlicher Altertümer 18. Mainz, p. 180 no. 556, pl. 27:556
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS12224
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