A large silver strap end with simple chevron decoration and six incised panels of ribbon knotwork divided by curved laddered frames. This strap end is typical of ninth-century Anglo-Saxon design from the Yorkshire school. The border design is also found on the Trewhiddle type but due to its lower quality execution this strap end is probably an imitation. Strap ends came in various styles and were fairly common throughout the Viking world. They were used to decorate the ends of belts and to stop them getting damaged.
- Strap end
- circa 800 — 900
- Viking Objects
- Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham
- Anglo-Saxon, copper, Danelaw Saga, Nottingham, silver, strap_end
You can see the original at Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham.
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