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Anglo-Saxon Cruciform Brooch with Horse-Head Finial

Antiquities - Saxon


LOT 2168

Estimate
GBP (£) 120 - 170
EUR (€) 140 - 200
USD ($) 150 - 210

Opening Bid: £120 (EUR 138; USD 149)
ANGLO-SAXON CRUCIFORM BROOCH WITH HORSE-HEAD FINIAL
6th century AD

A large bronze cruciform brooch of Little Wilbraham type, comprising a trapezoidal headplate with expanding lateral wings, integral D-section collar and knop above; deep keeled bow with chamfered ends; narrow footplate with D-section collar and horse-head finial with two round-section posts for the eyes, disc nostrils and crescentic muzzle between; rows of punched crescents to the edges of the headplate and wings; pierced lug to the reverse of the headplate and catchplate below; ferrous residue to the surface, possibly from the iron pin. 69 grams, 13cm (5"). Fine condition; pin absent.

Provenance
Found Hertfordshire, UK.

Literature
Cf. West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, plate 147, items 12, 15.

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
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