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LOT 1218

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EUR (€) 570 - 790
USD ($) 620 - 860

Bid History: 10   |   Current bid: £95 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 10   |   Current bid: £95
VIKING AGE SILVER FILIGREE PENDANT WITH BOSS
9TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.
1 1/2 in. (3.9 grams, 39 mm).

A silver disc pendant with integral suspension loop; the obverse with central boss and beaded wire collar, frieze of comma-shaped filigree motifs with collared granules, filigree to the rim extending to the edges of the loop. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Private collection formed in Europe in the 1980s.
Westminster collection, central London, UK.

LITERATURE:
See Arbman, H., Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, for discussion and comparable examples; Sedov, B.B., Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, for discussion and comparable examples.

CONDITION