Medieval strap fitting

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Object type: Strap fitting
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 02/11/2021
Location: Winchester, Hampshire


A  copper alloy anthropomorphic strap fitting or mount dating to around 1100. The PAS record suggests that although the size and fittings are reminiscent of Anglo Saxon shoe-shaped stud, the style is more in keeping with later Anglo-Scandinavian depictions of the human face.