Anglo-Saxon 'Guilloche' Form B12 Wrist Clasp 013478

Anglo-Saxon 'Guilloche' Form B12 Wrist Clasp 013478
Anglo-Saxon 'Guilloche' Form B12 Wrist Clasp
Copper-alloy, 4.44 grams, 33.15 mm. 5th-6th century AD. An Anglian wrist clasp of Hines's Form B12, a plate with pierced lugs on the rear edge. The plate has a square panel at each end with an incised border of roundels and a central circular depression. Between these is a recessed panel featuring a series of running spirals in a guilloche pattern. The clasp is the female half of a set, attached to the cuff of a woollen garment worn by one of the female Anglian settlers of the post-Roman period. Reference: Hines, J. Clasps-Hektespenner-Agraffen: Anglo-Scandinavian Clasps of the Third to Sixth Centuries AD. Typology, Diffusion and Function. Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 1993. Very fine condition. Provene: found Northants, England.
 
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