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LOT 1772

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1

Anglo-Saxon Gilt Lozenge-Shaped Brooch

10th-11th century AD

A gilt bronze lozengiform plate brooch with radiating floral decoration and five large silver domed rivets forming a quincunx; pin and lug to the reverse, catchplate absent. 10.98 grams, 38.99mm (1 1/2"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Found Suffolk, UK.

Literature
See Backhouse, J., Turner, D.H., Webster, L., The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, London, 1984.

Footnotes
The decoration of the brooch is typical of the Late Anglo-Saxon Winchester Style, seen in manuscripts such as the Ramsey Psalter. Prominent domed rivets are found on contemporary high-status objects such as the Sutton (Isle of Ely) brooch.