Decorated strap-end

Decorated strap ends like this were very common in northern England (Northumbria) during the eighth and ninth centuries.  Similar strap ends have been discovered on Luce Sands and at a site close to Stranraer.  Finds such as these indicate trading contacts with the rest of the Kingdom of Northumbria.   A bronze plate which would have been attached to the end of a leather strap or band.  It is decorated with a stylised aminal head - look for the ears, eyes and snout.
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length 50mm, width 15mm
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WIWMS Whit BZ19.3
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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