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LOT 1562

Estimate
GBP (£) 150 - 200
EUR (€) 170 - 220
USD ($) 160 - 220

Price
£120 (EUR 135; USD 130) (+bp*)

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SAXON CRUCIFORM BOW BROOCH
6TH CENTURY A.D.
4 3/8 in. (32.1 grams, 11 cm).

A bronze cruciform brooch comprising a rectangular headplate with trapezoidal lateral panels, collared knop above, punched pellets to the outer edges, relatively shallow bow, slender footplate with scrolled lappets, transverse ribbing, beast-head finial with trefoil muzzle; pin-lugs and catchplate to reverse.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired Munich, Germany, late 1990s.
Property of an East London gentleman.

LITERATURE:
Cf. West, S. A., Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, pl.147, items 12, 13.

CONDITION