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MEDIEVAL STRAP FITTING

A copper alloy strap fitting probably related to annular disc-on-pin buckles, probably dating from AD 1200 - 1500. Tom Redmayne suggests that it may be a strap slide. It has an oval annular frame of sub-rectangular cross-section. Projecting from one longer side is a zoomorphic animal head which bends back on itself to look across the frame, projecting to the side and forwards. Opposite this is ano…