An Anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy strap end found near Roxby cum Risby, Lincolnshire. (c) Leicestershire County Council, CC BY-SA 2.0
Copper-Alloy Strap-End (NLM-7415FD)
An Anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy strap-end found near Roxby-cum-Risby, Lincolnshire
This copper-alloy strap-end is decorated with vaguely zoomorphic decoration and is possibly a Thomas Class B type 4. The reddish tint of the metal is often characteristic of Anglo-Scandinavian metalwork. 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.