Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Child's Square-Headed Brooch 020520

Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Child's Square-Headed Brooch 020520
Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Child's Square-Headed Brooch
Gilt copper-alloy, 7.05 grams, 42.53 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A finely-made small square-headed brooch of classic form. The headplate has a billeted border and a series of crescent punchmarks around three sides; three reserved-cross punchmarks complete the headpate design. The bow is plain and carinated. The lozengiform footplate shares the crescent punchmark design; two dot-punched lappets spring from the base of the bow and join the footplate. The catchplate is intact on the reverse; the pin is represented by a ferrous accretion behind the headplate. These brooches were usually worn by females in pairs at the shoulders; the present example is unusual in not having a rectangular panel on the headplate. Reference: cf. MacGregor, A. and Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 p.121 item 14.1. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.

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