Zoomorphic strap end?

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Scotorvm
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Found this today in Scotland

Looks bug eyed.

Copper alloy. Strap end?

Probably requires further cleaning.

I was thinking Medieval.

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It certainly has a zoomorphic look to it and is shouldering a fair amount of age. Not saying it is, but the Saxons were fond of a bit of zoomorphicisism (no such word) :thumbsup:
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Looks bug eyed 😂😂
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Interesting beastie :D

I’m wondering if a book hinge/ clasp type thing might also be a possibility?
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Is that actually some sort of inlay where the eyes are or just where the darker patina has worn off ?
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alloverover wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:27 am Is that actually some sort of inlay where the eyes are or just where the darker patina has worn off ?
Hi mate, I think just a shadow as the centre of the "eyes" are deeper.
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:14 am Interesting beastie :D

I’m wondering if a book hinge/ clasp type thing might also be a possibility?
You may well be correct - nice one-, found close to an ecclesiastical site :thumbsup:
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