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12th-15th century AD. A group of six lead palm-guards for needlework, each with a recess to one face. 1.2 kg, 62-95mm (2 1/2 - 3 3/4"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection number DM13; found near Downham Market, Norfolk, UK. 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. [No Reserve, 6, No Reserve]

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Fine condition.

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Medieval Needlework Palm Guard Group

Estimate £20 - £30Mar 24, 2018