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LOT 0466

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

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£270 (EUR 299; USD 353) (+bp*)

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Large Visigothic Brooch Pair

6th century AD

A substantial matched pair of silvered bronze bow brooches, each comprising a D-shaped headplate, deep bow with corrugated crescent collar to each end, tongue-shaped footplate; headplate with rivetted strips to the edges; catchplate to reverse of the footplate with spine and piercing to the lower end. 216 grams total, 17-17.5cm (6 3/4 - 7"). Fine condition. [2]

Provenance
From a private London, UK, collection; formerly in the collection of a Cambridgeshire gentleman; acquired in the 1990s.
Literature
Cf. Menghin, W., The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item IX.6.9, for type.