Anglo-Saxon 'Pelletted Cross' Nummular Disc Brooch 015390

Anglo-Saxon 'Pelletted Cross' Nummular Disc Brooch 015390
Anglo-Saxon 'Pelletted Cross' Nummular Disc Brooch
Lead, 22.80 grams, 39.74 mm. 10th century AD. Nummular brooches feature designs drawn from contemporary coins. The plate features a central design of a broad saltire emanating from a central boss, with narrow bands between, on a field of pellets, with a beaded border. Around this is a border of three concentric bands. On the reverse the catchplate and spring lug are still present. Reference: for a similar coin design of a saltire with interstitial lines, see Abramson, T. Sceattas - An Illustrated Guide, Kings Lynn, 2006, p.110. Very fine condition. Ex an old American collection.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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