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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3

Viking Equal-Armed Brooch

8th-9th century AD

A bronze bow brooch with cruciform domed mount to the centre and trefoil finials, catch and remains of ferrous pin to the reverse. 29.9 grams, 76mm (3"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From the family collection of a UK gentleman, by descent in the early 1970s; previously acquired before 1960.
Literature
Cf. Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, pl.77.