“Gaping-mouth beast” buckle

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Object type: Ampulla
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 25/04/2022
Location: South Cambridgeshire


A 12th century buckle in the form of a beast’s head, possibly a cat, with a gaping mouth, hence the name that this type of buckle has been given. It is a Find of Note.