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Pre-Viking Decorated Strainer

Antiquities - Viking


LOT 0405

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,730 - 2,300
USD ($) 1,870 - 2,490

Opening Bid: £1,440 (EUR 1,660; USD 1,791)
PRE-VIKING DECORATED STRAINER
6th century AD

A silver strainer, originally of Byzantine origin, stamped in the Viking era with opposed triangles to the outer face; bulb finial with openwork plaque, further later stamped pellets and lozenges, loop above; similar finial to the lower end with discoid extension and shallow bowl with five piercings, flange also stamped with bands of pellets, annulets, triangles and pelletted triangles. 67 grams, 18cm (7"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired in the 1980s. Supplied with a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.

Literature
Cf. Die Alamannen, Theiss, 1997, plate 298.

Date
Monday 27th February 2017 :
Antiquities & Coins

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