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LOT 0382

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 4,870 - 7,310

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£3,600 (EUR 4,304; USD 4,385) (+bp*)

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SCANDINAVIAN VIKING DRUM BROOCH WITH INTERLACED PANELS
8TH-9TH CENTURY A.D.

A copper-alloy hollow drum-shaped brooch with four raised arms and central knop to the upper face; the outer sidewall with four panels of knotwork, dividing panels with dotted motif, D-shaped protrusion; the upper face with dense zoomorphic ornament; pin and catchplate to the reverse, five studs retaining the bottom plate to the upper. 1 3/4 in. (71.6 grams total, 45 mm).

PROVENANCE:
UK gallery, acquired in the 2000s.
Property of an English gentleman.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11406-192532.

LITERATURE:
Cf. MacGregor, A. et al., A Summary Catalogue of the Continental Archaeological Collections, Oxford, 1997, item 1.9; and cf. Hammond, A.B., Benet's Artefacts of England & the united Kingdom, Fourth Edition, 2021, p.497, VO7-42257, for similar valued £8,000-£10,000.

CONDITION