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Tinned copper alloy girdle-hanger; cast sub-rectangular flat open-work frame containing a fish between two birds of prey; three conjoined buckle loops for suspension across the top; punched and stamped decoration; supporting struts give the birds the appearance of bird-headed "men", which may be simply dispelled by turning the plaque on its side and ignoring the struts.
- Production date
Length: 7.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
For iconography compare Style II pendant with fish between two birds from Waltham and other Anglo-Saxon examples (London Archaeologist 7.6, 1994, 166) - BMA.
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Ex collection Darly of Amiens; in view of the richness of this Merovingian material it seems likely that this [1891,1019.1 to 73] is a collection from the general neighbourhood, rather than from a single cemetery in the town itself.
Purchased from Messrs Rollin and Feuardent
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, pp. 149, 157, fig. 199
ROE H.M. 1945. An Interpretation of Certain Symbolic Sculptures of Early Christian Ireland, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland LXXV, Dublin, 1-23, at p. 6
BRUCE-MITFORD 1949, p. 55, pl. IXc, reproduced as BRUCE-MITFORD R.L.S. 1974. Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, Sutton Hoo and Other Discoveries. London, p. 43, pl. 15d
LASKO P. 1971. The Kingdom of the Franks. North-West Europe before Charlemagne. London, p. 84, ill. 74
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004 1 Apr-30 Oct, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'Between Myth and Reality'
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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