Anglo-Saxon 'Ansate' Brooch 018116

Anglo-Saxon 'Ansate' Brooch 018116
Anglo-Saxon 'Ansate' Brooch
Copper-alloy, 7.33 grams, 39.61 mm. 8th-9th century AD. The ansate brooch was the Middle Saxon development of the Germanic equal-arm brooch, consisting of a bow joining two end plates with similar decoration. The present example comprises two lobed discs bearing three ring-and-dot designs flanking a shallow bow with ring-and-dot on the outer ends and ribbed detailing in the middle. On the reverse the catchplate and pin-lugs are intact with ferrous residue from the pin still in place. Reference: Hattatt, R. Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Oxford, 1989, item 1684 and West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.216 fig.3. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Good very fine condition. Provenance: found Wiltshire, England.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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