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LOT 0516

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 880 - 1,100
USD ($) 980 - 1,220

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Anglo-Saxon Square-Headed Brooch

6th-7th century AD

A bronze bow brooch comprising a rectangular headplate with integral flanges and border of Style I animal ornament, central pierced-lozenge motif; the bow shallow with three vertical bands and central roundel; the footplate square with similar motif, zoomorphic lappets and transverse ribbed band; the finial a triangular panel with raised boss eyes, addorsed birds to the edges and peltoid finial; to the reverse, two pin lugs and catchplate. 66 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). Extremely fine condition. Excessively rare type, probably unique.

Provenance
Found Suffolk, UK.

Literature
Cf. similar brooch from Darlington in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), item 12.35; lozengiform motifs also appear on the square-headed brooch from Linton Heath (Suffolk) in Hines, J. A New Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Great Square-Headed Brooches, item 113.


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