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Title: Girdle hanger fragment
Item Name: Dress and Personal Accessories

Description:

Copper alloy girdle hanger (end portion only), spots of green patina. Excavation: Sewerby, Anglian Cemetery, Home Farm, grave 35, 1959/1974. It is believed that married Anglo-Saxon women wore these items at their belts as a kind of symbolic key, i.e. that they were in charge of the household.


Year: 500-600AD(c)
Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Materials: copper alloy
Measurements: L:4cm, W:4cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1993.1482