Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Disc Brooch 022416

Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Disc Brooch 022416
Very Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 11.76 grams, 39.51 mm. Circa 5th-6th century AD. A cast disc brooch with rectangular extensions at the quarters, crescent voids around the centre and five ring-and-dot motifs. The catchplate and pin-lug are partly present on the reverse. Anglian openwork disc brooches were normally worn in pairs at the shoulder to secure the peplos-style garment. Reference: cf. very similar brooches found at Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire, in MacGregor, A. and Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 item 5.3. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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