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LOT 0549

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Viking Gilt Silver Boar Brooch

10th-11th century AD

A parcel-gilt silver boar-head brooch with integral backplate; the body formed as a hollow case with upstanding ears and flat end to the muzzle; reserved raised band to the upper face separating two panels of scrolled ornament; to the sides and rear, panels of scrolled tendrils; backplate with trapezoidal slot, pin-lugs, integral catchplate. 35.3 grams, 45mm (1 3/4"). Very fine condition. Very rare.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s; accompanied by a metallurgic analytical report, written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, report number 608/131085.

Literature
Cf. MacGregor, A. et al. A Summary Catalogue of the Continental Archaeological Collections, Oxford, 1997, items 3.17, 318.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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