Based on a silver hooked tag (dress hook) of the Anglo-Saxon period. It is circular with an intact hook and two peripheral pierced lugs for stitching to a garment. The body is engraved with a fantastic quadruped, standing with its head turned backwards.
Information on the original piece:
UK Detector Finds database Ref. No. 12751
Found - Near Winchester, Hampshire
Recorded - 28 March, 2008
Material- Silver / cast
Size - 16mm dia. x 23mm overall length
Date - c. 9th-10th C (Anglo-Saxon)
The extant object is in excellent, intact condition and therefore no reconstruction was necessary when producing a copy. Our version is a copy based on photographs and scans of the original.
Sold in pairs / Copper Alloy
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 November, 2010.