Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Great Square-Headed Brooch 027461

Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Great Square-Headed Brooch 027461
Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Great Square-Headed Brooch
Gilt-bronze, 65 grams, 128 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A great square-headed brooch with rectangular headplate decorated with billetting and Style I ornament; the bow shallow and three-ribbed; the lozengiform footplate with central rib, plain side-lobes and terminal lobe; the pin-lugs and catchplate on the reverse substantially intact; the heavy surface gilding remaining in the incised areas of the design. Reference: Hines, J. A. A New Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Great Square-Headed Brooches, similar in layout to the example from Faversham, Hines's plate 61(b).. Very fine condition, some restoration. Provenance: ex Winter collection.

£850.00  
  

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