Anglo-Saxon 'Saltire' Enamelled Disc Brooch 018110

Anglo-Saxon 'Saltire' Enamelled Disc Brooch 018110
Late Anglo-Saxon/Viking 'Saltire' Enamelled Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 6.36 grams, 24.59 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A late Anglo-Saxon disc brooch comprising a central enamel disc within a copper-alloy collet, surrounded by seven satellite lobes each with a domed cabochon insert. The enamel panel is constructed as a dark blue saltire with corrugated edges against quadrants of navy blue and turquoise. The attachment points for the pin lug and catchplate are present on the reverse. Reference: West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.126 fig.10(13) and 135 fig.117(6). Extremely fine condition and beautiful. Provenance: found Wiltshire, England.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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