Medieval Gilt-Bronze 'Tears of Christ' Purse Bar
Antiquities - Medieval
£200 - 300
EUR 260 - 390
USD 290 - 440
Opening Bid: £180 (EUR 234; USD 261)
Sold for (Inc. premium): £211
Circa late 15th-early 16th century AD
A cast bronze purse bar with gilt fittings comprising two hexagonal-section sleeves with chevron detail; the central element a D-shaped gilt panel with engraved 'tears of Christ' design. Bronze, 75 grams, 16 cm (6 1/4"). Very 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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