A copper-alloy strap-end found near Cransley, Northamptonshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Copper-Alloy Strap-End (NARC-033287)
A copper-alloy strap-end found near Cransley, Northamptonshire
An incomplete copper-alloy strap-end classified as Thomas’ Class A, Type 1, with zoomorphic terminal and Trewhiddle-style decoration. The decoration is composed of an incised pattern which depicts two semi-circular ears below which are two triangular eyes to either side of the head can be see, flanked by a forked central brow. The central panel bears Trewhiddle-style decoration depicting a beast with serpentine curvilinear tail.