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LOT 1714

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GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 140 - 200

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £90

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £90

Anglo-Saxon Gilt Button Brooch

6th century AD

A bronze button brooch of Avent's Class A(i) with flange to the rim, inner collar, central helmetted mask with scaphoid mouth; remains of pin, lug and catch to the reverse. 4.7 grams, 17mm (3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a West Sussex, UK, gentleman; found by his grandfather in West Sussex in the early 1990s.

Literature
Cf. Avent, R. & Evison, V.I., Anglo-Saxon Button Brooches in Archaeologia, vol.CVII, 1982, p.79.