Anglo-Saxon 'Barleytwist' Tweezers 023175

Anglo-Saxon 'Barleytwist' Tweezers 023175
Superb Anglo-Saxon 'Barleytwist' Tweezers
Copper-alloy, 4.87 grams, 31.20 mm. Circa 6th-10th century AD. A pair of copper-alloy tweezers with broad gripping surfaces and flat shanks. The suspension loop is a separate wire hoop with twisted ends passing through the centre of the tweezers. The shanks are decorated with parallel diagonal lines, the triangular heads with punched-point patterns within lightly incised borders. Reference: West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 fig.45 item 6. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found East Anglia, UK.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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