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Strap End: CM.619-2010

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Anglo-Saxon (Ascribed culture)

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Description

An unusual copper-alloy strap end. It is convex-sided and has a zoomorphic terminal with lunette eyes. The upper surface is, however, apparently undecorated. It is broken toward what woiuld normally be the attachment end and also bent. It is highly unusual in that it has been repeatedly riveted. There is a rivet through the nose of the zoomorphic terminal and in the centre of where the decoration would be expected. This is in addition to two rivets at the broken end of strap. It may well have been attached to CM.614-2010 as there is a distinctively shaped patination on it which matches the shape of this strap end. On form and terminal shape it would appear to be C9th/10th and probably Class A, type 1 although it lacks the distinctive Trewhiddle decoration.

Notes

History note: Bought as a part of group of 52 objects for £650

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2010-07-12) by Slack, Paul

Dating

Early Medieval
800 - 899

Components of the work

Object composed of copper alloy Weight 2.64 g
Whole Object Height 2 mm Length 29.9 mm Width 10.8 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.619-2010
Primary reference Number: 183769
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 1 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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