Early Medieval 12th Century Gilded Strapend
This is a small, very attractive strapend in very good condition. It is made from a copper alloy composite, decorated and gilded. The strapend retains 50% of its gold colouring on both the back and front and it still retains its silver fixing rivet. The obverse is decorated with an engraved scrolling acanthus leaf.
The strapend is shaped in the style of a tapering tongue and measures 24 mm in length and 8 mm in width. As it was discovered in England, it has been recorded under the PAS scheme.