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LOT 0568

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Anglo-Saxon Great Square-Headed Brooch

5th-6th century AD

A bronze great square-headed brooch of Hines's Group XVI comprising a rectangular headplate with lugs to the upper corners and edge, central barred block with ropework panels around and raised borders, ribbed bow, lozengiform footplate with beast-head lappets flanking the end of the bow, vertical midrib with ropework bands and discoid lobe; ferrous accretion to the reverse (remains of pin). 77.1 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). Fair condition.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.

Literature
Cf. Hines, J. A New Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Great Square-Headed Brooches, London, 1997, plate 51a.

Footnotes
The brooch shares many strikingly similar features with the find from grave 64 at Bergh Apton, Norfolk.


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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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