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Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 350 - 470
USD ($) 400 - 530

Sold for (Inc. bp): £229

Viking Boar's Head Brooch

9th-10th century AD

A bronze animal-head brooch, trapezoidal in plan with triangular panels to the edges of the broader end, pecked texture across the surface, hole to the upper end; backplate absent. 32 grams, 49cm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From a central London collection; previously in a European collection formed 1979-1989.

Literature
Cf. MacGregor, A. et al., A Summary Catalogue of the Continental Archaeological Collections, Oxford, 1997, item 3.29, for type.