This is nice Germanic Saxon period bronze wrist clasp, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. The clasp retains the fixing loop and studs on the back for a leather strap, It is decorated with zoomorphic terminals, with a representation of a stylized fox or badger. It would have originally been fully tinned, traces which remain. A nice looking piece of Saxon art, ideal for a serious collector.
OBJECT: Wrist Clasp
CULTURE: Anglo Saxon
DATE: c. 6th - 7th century A.D.
SIZE: 48.48mm x 23.80mm x 2.40mm
WEIGHT: 5.44 grams
PROVENANCE: Purchased from a private Cambridgeshire collector
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