Lot 965: Avar Hunting Lion Strap End
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 7th-9th century AD. A repoussé silver sheet mount with beaded border, scene of a lion chasing a smaller animal; pierced in two places for attachment. 5.87 grams, 49mm (2"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired in the 1960s. Scenes of animal combat are common on Migration Period personal ornaments, particularly the Avar and Khazar cultures, and are found across the eastern European steppe region.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.