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LOT 1730

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Anglo-Saxon Gilt Square-Headed Brooch

6th century AD

A gilt-bronze small square-headed brooch comprising: rectangular headplate with concentric raised borders and ribbed panel; shallow bow; bird-head lappets to the shoulders, cruciform footplate with raised inner rim and Style I motif, square foot with ribbed panel; remains of catch, pin-lug and ferrous pin to the reverse. 8.6 grams, 49mm (2"). Fine condition.

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

Cf. MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E., A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, item 14.3, for type.