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Record ID: PAS-4163E5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold tongue-shaped front or back plate from a strap-end, buckle plate, or other similar object. There are two empty rivet holes at the attachment edge and a single empty rivet hole at the blunt point. The edges are slightly raised on one face, but there are no other traces of decoration. The edges are slightly convex, one more so than the other. This object is similar in shape to early Anglo-Saxon strap-ends (e.g. those from graves 393 and 397 at Morning Thorpe cemetery; Green, Rogerson and White 1987, vol. 2, p. 347, fig.444, G and p. 352, fig.449, M), though these are not…
Created on: Saturday 29th January 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Ruston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-DDEE86
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible gold strap-end, buckle-plate or fragment of unidentified object, perhaps a back-plate. Description: Triangular gold sheet with a straight short edge, one slightly curved long edge and one straight long edge. There are two empty holes punched through from one face at the short edge, and two punched through from the opposite face near the rounded point, one of which is through the long straight edge. The slightly asymmetric shape and incomplete hole suggest the object was originally shield-shaped and has been cut longitudinally. One face has peeled back at the right-angle…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: ESS-80F9B5
Object type: STRAP END
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mid to late Anglo-Saxon strap-end of mixed gold, silver and copper composition (see below). The strap-end is long, narrow and rectangular in cross-section. The upper surface is divided into three parts by two sets of transverse double grooves. The lowest part comprises a moulded animal's head with a blunt snout, drilled ring-and-dot eyes, a pronounced brow running into the central nose, and pricked, rounded ears. The middle part is undecorated and has bevelled edges. The upper part is concave, terminating in two rounded lobes with a narrow projecting lobe between them. The larger lo…
Created on: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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