A copper-alloy zoomorphic strap-end found near Gringley on the hill, Nottinghamshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Zoomorphic Strap-End (SWYOR-B89D43)
A copper-alloy zoomorphic strap-end found near Gringley-on-the-Hill, Nottinghamshire
This Thomas Type A strap-end is decorated with zoomorphic designs and what seems to be a face which may fall into the Trewhiddle style. There is some trace evidence of silver plating. 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.