Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Florid Cruciform Brooch Terminal 024803

Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Florid Cruciform Brooch Terminal 024803
Superb Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Florid Cruciform Brooch Terminal
Copper-alloy, 7.78 grams, 33.23 mm. Circa 6th century AD. A cast copper-alloy terminal element from the headplate of a florid cruciform bow brooch. The terminal comprises a central human mask with peltoid plate below, flanked by Style I bird-heads with hooked beaks. To the reverse, there is a pierced lug and remains of a second, through which a pin was inserted to attach the terminal to the sides of the headplate. Separately-cast terminals are a feature of the later and most florid examples of cruciform brooch. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 item 12.37. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1984 inventory no.84.144 / cat.2040.

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