Anglo-Saxon 'Spatulate-Foot' Cruciform Brooch 014423

Anglo-Saxon 'Spatulate-Foot' Cruciform Brooch 014423
Anglo-Saxon 'Spatulate-Foot' Cruciform Brooch
Copper-alloy, 19.25 grams 71.76 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A developed early form of cruciform brooch in which the lateral wings have expanded to surround the headplate on three sides. The bow is facetted at each end and the footplate has almost lost its animal characteristics – the brow is represented by the transverse rectangular band and the muzzle has become a simple, flat trapezoid. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) BAR British Series 230, 1993, pp.97,104 items 12.3, 24. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume I - Early Anglo-Saxon. Very fine condition. Found Cambridgeshire.
 
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