Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Chip-Carved Brooch Fragment 019731

Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Chip-Carved Brooch Fragment 019731
Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Chip-Carved Brooch Fragment
Copper-alloy and gilt, 1.28 grams, 15.32 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A fragment from an Anglian brooch, probably a lappet from a square-headed bow brooch or great square-headed brooch in the form of a stylized animal with eye, brow-ridge developing into a spiral within a band of billeted decoration. The heavy gilding is present across much of the surface. Reference: cf. the details on the shoulders of the brooch from Mitcham, Surrey, grave 225 in Hines, J. A New Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Great Square-Headed Brooches, Woodbridge, 1997 plate 1(a). Very fine condition, stabilized and conserved. Provenance: from an old English collection.
 
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