Medieval Bronze IHS Purse Bar
Antiquities - Medieval
£150 - 200
EUR 180 - 230
USD 200 - 260
Circa late 15th-early 16th century AD
A cast bronze purse bar with swivelling loop, pierced flanges to the underside; the arms decorated with inlaid silver saltires and fretwork extending across the rear D-shaped central panel, IHS to the front face. Bronze, 85 grams, 15 cm (5 3/4"). Fine condition.
Ex Barker collection; acquired in the 1970's-1980's. Found on the Thames foreshore.
Wednesday 14th March 2012 - Coins & 15-16 March 2012 - Antiquities at The Swedenborg Hall Coins & Antiquities
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