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Medieval Gilt-Bronze 'Tears of Christ' Purse Bar

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 1144

Estimate
£200 - 300
EUR 270 - 410
USD 310 - 460

Sold for (Inc. premium): £218

MEDIEVAL GILT-BRONZE 'TEARS OF CHRIST' PURSE BAR
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.

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

Date
Wednesday 14th March 2012 - Coins & 15-16 March 2012 - Antiquities at The Swedenborg Hall Coins & Antiquities

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The Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way
London, WC1A 2TH


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