Anglo-Saxon 'Equal-Arm' Plate Brooch 024800

Anglo-Saxon 'Equal-Arm' Plate Brooch 024800
Superb Anglo-Saxon 'Equal-Arm' Plate Brooch
Copper-alloy, 4.25 grams, 31.86 mm. Circa 6th-7th century AD. A cast copper-alloy plate brooch with expanding arms and central ribbed section; each arm decorated with zigzag motifs to the outer edges and square punched details to the interior. To the reverse, the pin-lug and catchplate are in place. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 item 18.2. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1988 inventory no.88.134 / cat.2040.

 
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