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EARLY MEDIEVAL GIRDLE HANGER

Copper-alloy girdle-hanger, complete but with its shank bent almost at right angles a little way below the 'neck'. The bend appears to have caused a little stress to the metal; there appears to be some wrinkling and cracking on the reverse (the convex face of the curve). The shank has a flat cross-section for most of its length, 9.8 x 2.8mm at the junction with the wards but tapering to 7.0 x 2.5m…