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LOT 1551

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 340 - 460
USD ($) 340 - 450

Price
£270 (EUR 309; USD 302) (+bp*)

MIGRATION PERIOD JEWELLED BUCKLE PIN
5TH CENTURY A.D.
1 3/4 in. (20.8 grams, 44 mm).

A buckle pin composed of a carinated iron body tapering towards one end, both extremes decorated with polished garnet cloison inlays with gilt borders; hook to one end.

PROVENANCE:
German art market, 1990s.
Mr A.H., a North American collector living in the UK.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Menghin, W., The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item I.17.6, for type.

CONDITION