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LOT 0408

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,330 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,500 - 3,750

Sold for (Inc. bp): £4,940

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VIKING AGE SILVER FILIGREE PENDANT WITH CONJOINED RAVENS
9TH-11TH CENTURY A.D.

A silver discoid pendant, the upper face decorated with a two-headed filigree raven, pellet border, suspension loop with pyramids composed of granules. 1 3/4 in. (8.01 grams, 45 mm high). Very fine condition. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Private collection formed in Europe in the 1980s.
Westminster collection, central London, UK.
Accompanied by a positive metal analysis report by Ivor Goro, dated 24 March 2022.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11150-187515.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Arbman, H., Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, for discussion and comparable examples; cf. Sedov, B.B., Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, for discussion and comparable examples; cf. Korshun, V.E.. Yazcheskye Priveski Drevnei Rusi X-XIV Vekov, volume III, Moscow, 2013, item L.1.01.