Hooked fasteners

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Hooked fasteners

These hooked fasteners of copper alloy are of characteristic type of late Saxon artefact. Each was pierced with three holes, through which stitching must have secured them to a garment; the exact way in which they were used is, however, uncertain. Each of them shows some ornament: concentric circles in the examples to left and centre and circles with additional rocker decoration to the right.

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