Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed Scrolls' Pin Mount 020414

Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed Scrolls' Pin Mount 020414
Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed Scrolls' Pin Mount
Copper-alloy, gilded, 1.99 grams, 31.80 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A cast lozengiform plate with a circular piercing at each end. The reserved design comprises four symmetrically placed scrolls with comma terminals. The plate probably formed a decorative linkage for a set of ornamental pins used to secure a high-status female's headrail. Reference: cf. linked three-pin set from River Witham, Lincolnshire in Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.227. Good very fine condition, one arm slightly bent, the majority of the gilding remaining. Provenance: found in East Anglia, England.

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