An anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy strap-end found near Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Anglo-Scandinavian Strap-End (LEIC-1DD0CD)
An Anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy strap end found near Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire
This copper-alloy strap-end fragment is decorated in an Anglo-Scandinavian style consisting of a triangular cross-sectioned shaft which terminates in a triangular-shaped animal head. It is classed as a Thomas Class B, Type 4 strap-end which were introduced during the later eighth or early ninth century and remained popular into the eleventh century.