Anglo-Saxon 'Group 2' Cruciform Brooch 026525

Anglo-Saxon 'Group 2' Cruciform Brooch 026525
Anglo-Saxon 'Group 2' Cruciform Brooch
Copper-alloy, 64 grams, 12.5 cm. 6th century AD. A cast cruciform bow brooch with rectangular headplate, deep bow and elongated foot. The headplate is rectangular with slightly trapezoidal wings and a single collared and domed knop to the upper edge. The bow is facetted at the top and bottom, with two vertical incised lines. The footplate is rectangular with a broad ribbed collar below extending to a horse-head finial with pellet eyes and coiled disc nostrils. To the reverse the pin-lug is encased in a ferrous accretion and the catchplate is in place. Reference: cf. brooch from Ixworth, Suffolk in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), item 12.14; Hammond, B. British Artefacts Volume 1 - Early Anglo-Saxon, p.30, fig. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, UK.


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