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EARLY MEDIEVAL STRAP END

A copper alloy Early medieval probable strap end. The object has a zoomprohic terminal and an oval plate, but all the edges are damaged. This suggests it is a Class A strap end (Thomas) dating from the 9th or 10th century. The front face is decorated with a row of 5 ring and dot motifs along the centre, flanked by further similar motifs. There is not a central rib, nor is the strap end tongue shap…