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Lot 0555
8th-early 9th century AD. A silver gilt disc-head from a set of three linked pins, with low-relief design of interlaced tendrils and beasts in Insular Style; later pierced for attachment as a pendant. Cf. Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, items 183, 184 for type. 5.40 grams, 30mm (1 1/4"). Ex Reverend Dyer collection; Leicestershire, UK; previously found Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire, UK, border in the early 1990s; recorded with Wendy Scott, Finds Liaison Officer for Leicestershire Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in 2010.


Very fine condition. Very rare and desirable.

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Anglo-Saxon Gilt-Silver Pin Head, Interlaced Beasts

Estimate £3,000 - £4,000Sep 03
London, UK