A Carolingian silver strap-end found near Aynho, Northamptonshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Carolingian Style Strap-End (NARC-10F5B2)
A Carolingian silver strap-end found near Aynho, Northamptonshire
This silver strap-end is decorated with foliate design cast in relief and is categorized as Thomas (2003) Class E, Type 5 (Carolingian). Carolingian belt fittings from England could have been imported either indirectly through Scandinavia or directly from the Continent. It is possible that this strap end was brought over by Scandinavians after their raids on the continent.