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LOT 1722

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GBP (£) 150 - 200
EUR (€) 170 - 230
USD ($) 210 - 280

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£135 (EUR 156; USD 187) (+bp*)

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Anglo-Saxon Gilt Button Brooch

6th century AD

A bronze button brooch of Avent's Class E(ii), with flange to the rim, inner collar, central helmetted mask with scaphoid eyes; remains of lug and catch to the reverse. 2.8 grams, 16mm (1/2"). 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.85.