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English Anglo-Saxon - Button Brooch

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 591

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 150
EUR (€) 120 - 180
USD ($) 120 - 190

Sold for (Inc. premium): £173

ENGLISH ANGLO-SAXON - BUTTON BROOCH

Circa 5th-6th century AD. A Saxon copper-alloy, gilded button brooch; an unusual example of Avent and Evison’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.

Provenance
Found Isle of Thanet, Kent, 2003.

Literature
Avent & Evison, 1982.

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH

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