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Anglo-Viking Strapend

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Item Name Anglo-Viking Strapend
10th century
Culture Viking
Discovery Site 18-22 Coppergate, York
Country Yorkshire, England
Dating 930-975AD

A.J. Mainman & N.S.H. Rogers, Finds from Anglo Scandinavian York (Archaeology of York 17/14). York Archaeological Trust: York 2000.

In the tenth century broad strap ends, of which this is an early example, came into style in Anglo Saxon England. This openwork bronze strap-end is shaped like a vine scroll, a type of plant ornament derived from Carolingian models. The tip of the belt was inserted into a split in the upper end of the strap-end, where it was fastened with two rivets (included). Works well with this buckle.

Length: 5.8cm
For Strap Width: 2.5 cm
Weight: 21g


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