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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Small hinged terminal

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

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.

Materials/Media:
Copper alloy; Enamel
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH016


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