English Anglo-Saxon - Button Brooch
Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking
GBP (£) 100 - 150
EUR (€) 120 - 170
USD ($) 130 - 190
Sold for (Inc. premium): £173
Circa 5th-6th century AD. A Saxon copper-alloy, gilded button brooch; an unusual example of Avent and Evisonâ€™s Class L, with a Style I zoomorph in place of the normal mask or helmet. 16.5 mm; 2.70 grams. Fine with most of the gilding remaining, traces of the iron pin at the spring-lug and slight loss to the catchplate.
Found Isle of Thanet, Kent, 2003.
Avent & Evison, 1982.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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