Hooked tag by Unknown Artist

This high-quality hooked tag matches an example already in the collection of the Whitchurch Heritage Centre.

Details

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
2.2 × 1.7 × 0.1cm
Art Fund grant:
£800 ( Total: £1,100)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
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 tag’s matching partner.

Provenance

Found by metal detector at Darliston Rally, March 2013

Venue details

Whitchurch Heritage Centre 12 St Mary's Street, WHITCHURCH Shropshire SY13 1QY 01948 664577 www.whitchurch-heritage.co.uk/

Entry details

Free to all

Tue, Thu, Fri, 11am – 4pm

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