Anglo-Saxon 'Radially Punched' Disc Brooch 016569

Anglo-Saxon 'Radially Punched' Disc Brooch 016569
Anglo-Saxon 'Radially Punched' Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 3.78 grams, 24.57 mm. 5th-6th century AD. Disc brooches are a simple form of female dress fastener, usually worn in pairs. The cast disc has a flat obverse surface with punched decoration: an outer series of radial lines surrounding a series of crescents, a blank field, another series of radial lines and a central roundel. The cast catchplate is still present on the reverse; the iron pin is mineralized around the cast attachment lug. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, p.44 items 2.7,8. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire.
 
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