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LOT 0447

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EUR (€) 660 - 890
USD ($) 790 - 1,050

Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £130

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Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £130

Visigothic Silver Brooch Pair

6th century AD

A matched pair of sheet-silver bow brooches, each comprising a D-shaped headplate, narrow bow with beaded-wire collar to each end, trapezoidal footplate with knop to each side and to the apex; headplate with balustered knop above, two pairs of similar fittings forming the ends of the sprung bars to the reverse for the pin; catchplate to reverse of the footplate. 80 grams total, 10.4-10.8cm (4 - 4 1/4"). Fine condition. [2, No Reserve]

Provenance
From the family collection of a UK gentleman, by descent in the early 1970s; previously acquired before 1960.
Literature
Cf. Menghin, W., The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item IX.6.9, for type.