Anglo-Saxon Decorative Mounts For Sale
The term ‘mount’ is used for a wide variety of decorated metal artefacts which were attached to other objects in order to embellish and beautify them. Examples would include fittings from the covers of books; stiffener plates from belts; pendants from horse-harness; fittings from shields, swords and knives (seaxes). In the early Anglo-Saxon period the detailed zoomorphic ornamentation may have had religious or amuletic significance, much as later objects often bore Christian symbolism. Decorative mounts are among the more interesting and accessible Anglo-Saxon items to collect, due to the wide variation in size, purpose and decoration.
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