Saxon Lombard Bronze Horse Brooch
5th-6th century AD. A cast bronze brooch depicting a grazing horse facing left; to the reverse, the pin-lugs, pin and catchplate in situ. Cf. find from northern Italy in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, item VIII.22.7 Property of a London collector, acquired before 1980. 13 grams, 46 mm (1 3/4").