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Medieval Gilt-Bronze 'Tears of Christ' Purse Bar

Antiquities - Medieval


Lot No. 1144

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").

Condition: Very fine condition.

Provenance: Ex Barker collection; acquired in the 1970's-1980's. Found on the Thames foreshore.

Estimate: £200 - 300 (EUR 250 - 380; USD 320 - 490)

Auction date: Wednesday 14th March 2012 - Coins & 15-16 March 2012 - Antiquities at The Swedenborg Hall Coins & Antiquities

Sold for: £180

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