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EARLY MEDIEVAL SLEEVE CLASP

Early medieval wrist clasp; cast copper alloy wrist clasp ‘eye’ plate of probable 6th century date. The clasp consists of a broad rectangular plate with a rectangular loop extending from the centre of one edge. This loop would have received the hook from the corresponding ‘hook’ plate in order to fasten the garment to which the clasps were attached. The other edge of the plate has a semi-circular …