Anglo-Saxon 'Roundel-Punched' Small-Long Brooch 014416

Anglo-Saxon 'Roundel-Punched' Small-Long Brooch 014416
Anglo-Saxon 'Roundel-Punched' Small-Long Brooch
Copper-alloy, 14.69 grams, 69.76 mm. 5th-6th century AD. The small-long brooch is a standard Anglo-Saxon form of garment closure, mainly used in pairs to fasten peplos-style dresses at the shoulders. This example has a rectangular headplate, with annular punchmark detailing around the perimeter. The bow is decorated with facetted zones at the upper and lower edges. The footplate features bands of transverse banding. The terminal is a flared, flat trapezoid with annular punchmark decoration. The iron spring-attachment is corroded but in situ; the catchplate is also present. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) BAR British Series 230, 1993, p.129 item 15.19. Good very fine condition. Ex property of a gentleman, found Hertfordshire.
 
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