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LOT 0573

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GBP (£) 250 - 350
EUR (€) 290 - 410
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Sold for: £426
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Merovingian Gilt Silver Plate Brooch

6th century AD

A silver-gilt plate brooch with central cabochon garnet and zigzag border, radiating pairs of profile bird-heads each with a round cell and inset garnet cloison eye; lug and catch to the reverse. 20.7 grams, 35mm (1 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s.
Literature
Cf. Heeren, S. & vam der Feijst, L. Fibulae uit de Lage Landen. Beschrijving, Analyse en Interpretatie van een Archeologische Vondstcategorie, Amersfoort, 2017, item 89i.