A Viking copper-alloy-strap end found near Cadney, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
A Viking copper-alloy strap-end found near Cadney, Lincolnshire
This copper-alloy strap-end fragment is classified as a Thomas Class B5 type and is decorated with wavy bilateral ornamentation which may show Carolingian influences. 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.