Anglo-Saxon ‘Expanding Arm Cross’ Nummular Brooch 014657

Anglo-Saxon ‘Expanding Arm Cross’ Nummular Brooch 014657
Anglo-Saxon 'Expanding Arm Cross' Nummular Brooch
Copper-alloy, 13.04 grams, 33.25 mm. 10th century AD. A large form of nummular brooch, its design clearly drawn from the layout of contemporary coins. The central field features an expanding arm cross with central roundel; around this is a billetted band, surrounded by a band featuring roundels. The outer band is billetted. The attachment loop and catchplate are intact; the loop of the iron pin is trapped within the attachment loop. Reference: for expanding arm coins see Backhouse, J. Turner, D.H. & Webster, L. The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, London, 1984, p.184 and figs.227-8. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Very fine condition.


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