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English Anglo-Saxon - Zoomorphic Openwork Strap End

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 593

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 150
EUR (€) 120 - 180
USD ($) 130 - 190

Sold for (Inc. premium): £98

ENGLISH ANGLO-SAXON - ZOOMORPHIC OPENWORK STRAP END

Circa 8th-9th century AD. A fine, large example of a Middle Saxon openwork zoomorphic strap end cast in copper-alloy, the split and scrolled upper edge pierced to accept two attachment rivets, of which one is still in place and the plate decorated in openwork running scrolls within a frame with segmental decoration; the terminal an animal head in plan with volute ears, bulging eyes and square snout. 70 mm; 11.29 grams. Fine with full patination.

Literature
Webster & Backhouse, 1991, p. 85, fig. 66m.

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

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