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LOT 0365

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 350 - 460
USD ($) 420 - 560

Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £300

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £300

Anglo-Saxon Gilt Button Brooch

6th century AD

A gilt bronze button brooch of Avent's Class A(ii) with flange to the rim, inner collar, central helmetted mask with scaphoid mouth; remains of lug and catch to the reverse. 2.4 grams, 16mm (3/4"). Very fine condition.

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

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

Footnotes
Avent's Classes A(i) and (ii) differ mainly in the details of the mouth.