This antler handle was recovered from a Sunken Featured Building deposit which suggests that this object is Anglo-Saxon in date.
The antler has been sawn to length and one end features a drilled circular hole which is small and round, so it was likely used as a handle for an awl.
A rectangular panel of decoration on one side features an interlaced design of two incised weaving lines and ring-and-dot. The end is decorated with multiple incised straight lines and a single zig zag line. It is interesting that this design does not circle the entire piece, and may have been intended to have only been viewed from one side or is incomplete.
Other information & metadata
Site location: East Challow, Oxfordshire
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Multiperiod
Discovery context: Sunken Featured Building