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Merovingian - Pair of Bronze Brooches

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking

LOT 592

GBP (£) 50 - 70
EUR (€) 56 - 79
USD ($) 67 - 93
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £69


Circa 5th-6th century AD. A nicely detailed matched pair of Frankish copper-alloy bow brooches; the square head bearing a double border and billeted infill, with radiating lobed knobs; the shallow bow bearing a thickened, pelleted median rib and billeted decoration; the convex footplate bordered by pelleted bands enclosing a panel of billeting; the finial in the form of a zoomorphic head formed from a pelleted subtriangular feature with convex billeted panels on each side. 63 mm; 6.49 and 6.20 grams.

Generally fine with one brooch having a break at the centre repaired.

Ex English collection.

Smith, 1923, plate XIV no.11.

Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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