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EARLY MEDIEVAL STRAP END

A complete copper alloy strap end mid to late Early Medieval date (AD 875-1000). The strap end is formed from a single sheet of cast copper alloy. The upper surface has been chip-carved with an intricate design. The strap end is sub-rectangular in both plan and cross section.The profile touge shaped and is stepped with a small rectangular tab being recessed on the upper surface. This tab has a dif…