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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Small hinged terminal

Early Medieval

Delicate hinged lobate terminal. The thinness of the pin suggests it is not a belt fitting, but could be a pendant terminal from some sort of mount. The expanded terminal has a pattern cast on one face, with a spiral pattern. Traces of red enamel are still visible in the grooves of the design. It is Insular, probably Western British in design and dates to the 6th century.

Copper alloy; Enamel
The Whithorn Trust
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