A copper-alloy suspension loop for a sword belt found at Heath Wood, Ingelby, Derbyshire. (c) Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Suspension Loop (1985/225-1)
A copper-alloy suspension loop for a sword belt found at Heath Wood, Ingelby, Derbyshire
This copper-alloy suspension loop was found in Mound 1 at Heath Wood, Ingleby and was probably part of a sword belt. The loop is wide enough for a doubled strap to pass through, so it may have been used to suspend the scabbard from the belt. It has been suggested that this one was probably Anglo-Saxon in origin, because this style is not known from Scandinavia, but that did not stop a Viking acquiring it and being buried with it.