Anglo-Saxon 'Polyhedral Head' Hipped Pin 018112

Anglo-Saxon 'Polyhedral Head' Hipped Pin 018112
Anglo-Saxon 'Polyhedral Head' Hipped Pin
Copper-alloy, 4.02 grams, 47.06 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A dress pin with a characteristic slight bulb or 'hip' towards the end of the shaft. The head is globular, consisting of four vertical facets with interstitial facets below and above, all bearing a deeply-carved ring-and-dot motif. The top facet is plain. Reference: West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.214 fig.96(12) and Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.98 item 69(m) . Very fine condition. Provenance: found Wiltshire, England.
 
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