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08.11.2021

Mount

Cultures/periods: Viking

Production date: 10thC

Excavated/Findspot: Europe: British Isles: England: Surrey: Oxshott Wood

Materials: copper alloy

Technique: incised; relief

Bronze disk. The front side is decorated with an equal-shouldered cross, in the center of which is a quadrangular field with concave sides. Inside this field is a circular depression surrounded by four annulets. The arms of the cross form a loose interwoven pattern, which is given a zoomorphic character by the addition of a small round eye. The arms of the cross, up to the beginning of the interlacing, are ribbed between two bordering lines, the lines continue in the interlacing, but the ribbing stops. Circle is bordered by a grooved band. Dorsum smooth and rather dimpled.

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