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Strap mounting

Small bronze shield or heart-shaped strap mounting. South-east European origin. Moulded in one piece together with rivets on the backs. Motifs on the front are oriental influenced floral decoration in low relief. The mounts are worn and were probably attached to one of the straps hanging down from the carrying rings. Grave find, Vivallen, Tännäs Parish, Härjedalen.

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Object number: 107025_HST

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