Anglo-Saxon 'Collared' Caterpillar Brooch 018697

Anglo-Saxon 'Collared' Caterpillar Brooch 018697
Large Anglo-Saxon 'Collared' Caterpillar Brooch
Copper-alloy, 15.54 grams, 59.07 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A heavy cast caterpillar brooch of unusually large size and robustness. The body of the brooch is a carinated D-section bar with five sets of transverse collars, that on the apex of the bow being doubled. The terminals are wedge-shaped and suggest animals heads. The pin-lugs and catchplate are in place on the reverse. A similar brooch was found at Bromeswell (Suffolk). To be published in the forthcoming title British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, due mid-2010. Reference: West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Material from Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, p.13 and fig 12(1). Very fine condition. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.
 
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