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LOT 0274

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GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 6,790 - 9,050
USD ($) 7,390 - 9,860

Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £1,350 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £1,350
'THE SIDDINGTON' IMPRESSIVE ANGLO-SAXON CHIP-CARVED SAUCER BROOCH PAIR
LATE 5TH-MID 6TH CENTURY A.D.
3 in. (129 grams total, 76 mm wide each).

A pair of large Early Anglo-Saxon gilt copper-alloy saucer brooches each comprising a broad (13mm+) angled flange surrounding a central disc with carinated border; outer zone comprising four arches subdivided by hatching to the inner edge and four C-shaped panels with triangular separators, inner zone separated by a carinated border, central disc with four radiating bilinear crescents; pin-lugs and catch to the reverse with traces of mineralised fabric. [2, No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Found whilst searching with a metal detector in October 2021, in Siddington, Gloucestershire, UK.

Accompanied by a copy of the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme report nos.GLO-6A87D9 and GLO-19B6F2.
Accompanied by a specialist report by Anglo-Saxon and Viking specialist Stephen Pollington.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11649-199425.

LITERATURE:
Cf. MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E., A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, items 2.44, 2.45; cf. The British Museum, museum number 1852,0406.1, for a saucer brooch dated 6th-early 7th century incorporating some comparable motifs.

CONDITION