Anglo-Saxon 'Punched Triangles' Small-Long Brooch 019504

Anglo-Saxon 'Punched Triangles' Small-Long Brooch 019504
Anglo-Saxon 'Punched Triangles' Small-Long Brooch
Copper-alloy, 12.41 grams, 63.37 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A good example of a small-long bow-brooch. The headplate is formed with a rectangular raised panel with punched semicircle decoration around the edges; outside this is a broad border decorated with a series of punched triangles. The deep, carinated and rather short bow is provided with facetted ends and develops into a narrow footplate with expanding terminal. A collar is formed from three ribbed transverse bands. The finial is a pelta-shaped plate with punched triangle decoration. The pin-lug and catchplate base are present on the reverse. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, p.137 item 15.48. Good fine condition. Provenance: found Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire, England.
 
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