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Lot 0907
1st millennium BC. A substantial iron spectacle brooch formed as a double coil with integral catch and pin. 131 grams, 13cm (5"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection number E4; formerly in the Fabulous Fibulas collection, Southern UK; formed in the 1980s and 1990s. Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as ‘an important research source’ by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and ‘treasure houses of delight’ by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd – as a collector, dealer and valuer – can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s.

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Fine condition. Rare.

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Bronze Age Large Spectacle Brooch

Estimate £100 - £140Nov 22, 2017