Decorative plaque

Upper Rerrick Farm near Dundrennan
The plaque shows two interlaced animals, one biting the body of the other.  It is probably a piece of church metal work from a shrine or book cover.   The plaque shows Northumbrian influence with the stylized animals resembling those in the Lindisfarne Gospels, and is probably 8th century in date.
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length 35mm, width 42mm
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copper alloy, gold & gilt
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Upper Rerrick Farm near Dundrennan
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