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LOT 0358

GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 460 - 690
USD ($) 560 - 840

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £20

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £20

Viking Decorated Brooch

10th-12th century AD

A bronze brooch comprising a conical hoop with beaded base and rim, small bronze pin, bands of vertical punchmarks; to the lower edge an arc of latticework with pellet ornament developing to two loops and lateral rails joined by a horizontal suspension bar. 36 grams, 56mm (2 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

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

Cf. Sedov, B.B., Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, tables XX, and LI, for development of the type.

The brooch incorporates the hoop and securing pin and an ornamental plaque beneath with loops and bar from which chains were suspended supporting duck-foot and other pendants.