Anglo-Saxon Zoomorphic Strap End (NCMG 2003-27; T2001:2 ; 2002 T21)

A silver strap end found in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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.

Object Type

Strap end

Date

circa 800 — 900

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham

Keywords

Anglo-Saxon, copper, Danelaw Saga, Nottingham, silver, strap_end

Further information

You can see the original at Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham.

This object is related to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
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Acknowledgements

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme