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Large Anglo-Saxon Cruciform Brooch

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Description
6th century AD. A Group IVaiii bronze cruciform brooch comprising a rectangular headplate and flared lateral wings with integrally-cast D-section bell-shaped knops, shallow bow with chamfered ends, tapering footplate with lateral bird-heads, terminal with facing horse-head mask and lateral looped nostrils; punched crescent decoration in vertical bands to the headplate and footplate; ferrous accretion to the pin-lug, catch with extended spine below. Cf. West, S., A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, item 149(2"). 93 grams, 13.5cm (5 1/4"). Found Suffolk, UK, before 2013.
Condition
Very fine condition.
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Large Anglo-Saxon Cruciform Brooch

Estimate £400 - £600Sep 04, 2020
Starting Price £400
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