Anglo-Saxon 'Spiral' Saucer Brooch 001247

Anglo-Saxon 'Spiral' Saucer Brooch 001247
Anglo-Saxon 'Spiral' Saucer Brooch
Copper-alloy, 12.57 grams, 27.20 mm. West Saxon, early 6th century AD. The outer rim of this brooch is shallow in comparison with other examples, rising to a pronounced annular ridge enclosing a further, inner ridge from which five running spirals depend; the spirals are inverted at the ends. The central pentagon contains an annulet. The surface has a fine patination. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) BAR British Series 230, 1993, p.45 item 2.16. Found Oxfordshire, 2002.
 
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