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Viking Bronze Tortoise Brooch with Jellinge Ornament

Lot 0465
9th-10th century AD. A cast elliptical brooch with shallow, ridged dome extending to a narrow flange border; the decorative scheme comprising four lobed faces with annular eyes amid Jellinge Style tendril ornamentation; an asymmetrical piercing to the flange for a swag of beads to be attached to the rim; to the reverse the catchplate with remnants of mineralised iron; a sturdy T-shaped fitting attached to the inside of the dome. Cf. Nerman, B. Die Vendelzeit Gotlands, Stockholm, 1969, plate VII:5, item 271. 75 grams, 94 mm (3 3/4"). Property of a Dutch collector. TimeLine Auctions Ltd arranges printed catalogue rostrum Auctions, eAuctions and Timed Auctions where we offer antiquities, ancient artefacts / artifacts, antiques, collectibles, coins, medals and books for public sale.

Condition

Very fine condition. Rare.

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Viking Bronze Tortoise Brooch with Jellinge Ornament

Estimate £2,000 - £3,000Sep 3, 2014