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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Silver strip mount

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Silver strip mount with interlace decoration. Cleaning of a small portion of the strip revealed that it had originally been gilded.

The shape suggests that the piece may have come from the top of a knife sheath. However, if it has been distorted it may be a mount from the rim of a small horn or cup, and would have been secured in place by separate, rivetted strips. It is late 7th or early 8th century in date.

Materials/Media:
Silver-gilt
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH018


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