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LOT 0351

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GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 570 - 850

Bid History: 4   |   Current bid: £560

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Bid History: 4   |   Current bid: £560

Viking Brooch with Chain Drops

10th-12th century AD

A bronze discoid brooch with openwork bands of geometric motifs, ribbed rectangular plaque at the apex with four applied coils, suspension loop to the central rim, with articulate tongue, eight loops to the lower edge, each with double figure-of-eight coiled loop and duck's foot dangle; accompanied by a custom-made display stand. 213 grams total, 19.5cm including stand (7 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the family collection of a UK gentleman, by descent in the early 1970s; previously acquired before 1960.

Literature
Cf. Golubeva, L.A., Zoomorfniye Ukrasheniia Finno-Ugrov, Moscow, 1979, pl.6, item 4, for type.