Copper alloy mirror handle, decorated with heads of horned animals at end where mirror fixed. There is a ring at the bottom end. The main part is moulded with an expansion at each end and a waisted expansion in the middle. The mount for the mirror plate comprises a ring secured to a flat projection at the end of the handle by a rivet, on either side an ox head is moulded in the round. There is a slot along the upper side of the ring portion of the mount, which continues into the top of each ox head. The mirror plate will have been secured in the slot by a rivet through the upper part of the ring. Traces of the mirror plate remain and it appears to have been iron.
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