Anglo-saxon strapend by Unknown Artist

Large silver strapend, split at the narrow end for two rivets with one still in position.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
6.3 x 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Below is a semicircular field decorated with a simple chevron, while the main field is incised with 6 panels of ribbon knotwork divided by curved laddered frames. The terminal is a blunt-nosed animal mask with rounded ears.

Provenance

Discovered with a metal detector at a farm in Caunton, Nottinghamshire. Declared Treasure in 2002.

Venue details

Nottingham Castle Off Friar Lane, Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL 01158 761 400 www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/

Entry details

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