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Anglo Saxon Zoomorphic Strapend.Recorded on the UKDFD (# 34656) in November 2011 with the following description.

An Anglo-Saxon zoomorphic strap-end of Thomas Class A, Type 5, Haldenby, Group 10 (see refs. below). The surviving lower part terminates in a well defined animal head with large round ears and pointed snout. There is a rectangular panel on the body and a lozenge-shaped panel on the head, both of which are inlaid with niello and have scroll decoration. The scrolls would originally have had silver wire insets, but these, along with some of the niello inlay, are now missing. The bifurcated attachment end of the strap-end is missing.
Thomas Class A, Type 5 (Silver wire); Haldenby, Group 10. 8th - 10th century AD. Copper alloy. 31.09mm long x 9.82mm wide. References, Gabor Thomas, Finds Research Group AD700-1700, Datasheet 32 David Haldenby, A Study of 9t. Findspot, Near York. North Yorkshire


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