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A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire. SOLD
A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire. SOLD
A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire. SOLD A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire. SOLD A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire. SOLD A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire. SOLD
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c.6th Century A.D. A rare Early Anglo Saxon bronze "Girdle Hanger" found in North Yorkshire many years ago and from a Durham collection. This unusual Saxon Womans apparel would have hung from a leather waist belt (or girdle) and would have allowed keys, cosmetic items such as tweezers etc and other smaller household items to be easily hung from the up-swept hooks via suspension rings to facilitate easy access to them, much in the same way that the Vikings and other ancient cultures used Chatelains. It features its original suspension loop with a thick ornate loop mounting, thin plain shaft with two sqaure up-swept hooks, decorated over their face with a punched pellet design. Originally excavated broken in two and has a barely discernible and professionally undertaken metallurgical repair to main shaft, just below decorative loop suspension mount, otherwise the Girdle Hanger is totally intact and in very good condition with a pleasant overall shiny dark patina, possibly once silvered or gilded but now purely bronze, a decent and affordable example of this rare Pagan Saxon item, 88mm long, hoop 14mm diameter, hook end 27mm wide..


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