Tongue-Shaped Strap End (DENO-1268B3)

A copper alloy strap end found in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

An incomplete, copper-alloy strap end with anthropomorphic designs. These types of strap ends were popular in both Scandinavia and on the Carolingian continent between the 9th and 10th centuries and were regularly used to embellish baldrics. 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.

Object Type

Strap end

Date

circa 800 — 1100

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Carolingian, copper_alloy, Danelaw Saga, Scandinavian, strap_end

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme