This suspension loop was found in Mound 1 at Heath Wood, Ingleby. it is a copper alloy suspension loop that 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.
- Sword belt
- circa 850 — 900
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- burial mound, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, Heath Wood, Ingleby, Mound 1, sword fitting
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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