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LOT 1652

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GBP (£) 40 - 60
EUR (€) 47 - 70
USD ($) 57 - 85

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1

Bronze Age Disc Mount or Boss

8th-7th century BC

A bronze attachment mount, boss or fibula brooch element with domed discoid body, collared cylindrical shank with flat top; concave underside with round-section attachment bar. 45.1 grams, 50mm (2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Property of a West Essex gentleman; formerly in a 1980s private collection.

Literature
See Marzatico, F. and Gleirscher, P. ed., Guerrieri Principi ed Eroi fra il Danubio e il Po dalla Preistoria all'Alto Medioevo, 2004, p.605, for a more elaborate example belonging a fibula brooch in gold; see The British Museum, museum numbers 2008,8027.2 and 1876,0706.21, for bosses with similar elements.

Footnotes
This style of object is found in a variety of context at this period.