This high-quality hooked tag matches an example already in the collection of the Whitchurch Heritage Centre.
Hooked tag by Unknown Artist, 9th - 10th century
Courtesy Whitchurch Heritage Centre
- 2.2 × 1.7 × 0.1cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £800 ( Total: £1,100)
- Acquired in:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
The silver tags, which date from around the ninth century, were found within 100m of each other in a ploughed field near Prees, less than five miles from the centre. The surface is finely decorated with a Trewhiddle-style animal, an almost exact mirror image of the beast on the tags matching partner.
Found by metal detector at Darliston Rally, March 2013
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