Anglo-Saxon 'Raised Headplate' Cruciform Brooch 003773

Anglo-Saxon 'Raised Headplate' Cruciform Brooch 003773
Anglo-Saxon 'Raised Headplate' Cruciform Brooch
Copper-alloy, 26.27 grams, 83.72 mm. Circa 7th century AD. The raised rectangular headplate is surmounted by a cast top-knob with domed terminal and ribbed collar, with two rectangular lateral wings. The bow bears a central rib decoration, abraded in the central portion, and transverse ribbing. The footplate bears a rectilinear panel and animal-head decoration with prominent eyes and rounded nostril detailing. The catchplate is intact, complete with remains of the iron pin. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) BAR British Series 230, 1993, p.97 item 12.4. Very fine condition.

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