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EARLY MEDIEVAL STRAP END

Early Medieval, cast copper alloy strap end with openwork decoration, tongue shaped with an animal head terminal. Its body is flat with four openings each of which is flanked by a tendril, curving down from the side. The animal head on the terminal is strongly defined with large, bulbous eyes separated by a longitudinal bar which extends down to a small, upturned nose. The bifuraction narrow and s…