Anglo-Saxon 'Ribbed' Caterpillar Brooch 010042

Anglo-Saxon 'Ribbed' Caterpillar Brooch 010042
Anglo-Saxon 'Ribbed' Caterpillar Brooch
Copper-alloy, 5.18 grams, 43.84 mm. 8th-9th century AD. The caterpillar brooch is a Middle Anglo-Saxon fastener, derived from ansate and equal-arm precursors, used to hold lighter garments such as shawls or linen tunics. This example bears three rectangular transverse bars at the ends and centre of the bow. The catchplate and hinge lugs are partly present. Reference: West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Material from Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, p.128 fig.1. Fine condition.
 
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