Belt Terminal (L.A67.1864.3.0)

A belt terminal found in Leicester, Leicestershire

A belt terminal in an Anglo-Scandinavian zoomorphic style that was found in Leicester. It features two opposed ‘lions’, two central masks and acanthus scrolls. Strap ends or belt terminals 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.

Date

circa 800 — 900

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester

Keywords

Anglo-Scandinavian, belt_terminal, bone, Danelaw Saga, Leicester

Further information

You can see the original at Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester.

This object is related to Leicester, Leicestershire.
Find out about Leicester, Leicestershire.

Acknowledgements

(c) Leicester City Council Arts and Museums, used with permission