Trewhiddle hooked tag
9th century hooked tag from England, decorated with a Trewhiddle-style animal in flat counter-relief. The animal is seen in profile, with a head set on a long neck, with rounded brow, square snout with a nick on the underside of the nose, and a dot eye within a circular surround with a little tail extending backwards and downwards. The mouth is open and the lower jaw is also square-ended; the animal is biting at a rounded lobe at the end of one of the interlace tendrils.
The original was silver. Available in silver or bronze is sold singly (not a pair).
21mm x 18mm