Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Small Square-Headed Brooch 025985

Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Small Square-Headed Brooch 025985
Anglo-Saxon 'Style I' Small Square-Headed Brooch
Gilt copper-alloy, 5.78 grams, 26.40 mm. Circa 6th century AD. A cast small square-headed brooch with stylised beast to the rectangular headplate. The shallow bow bears an incised face within a cartouche. To the reverse are the pin-lugs with ferrous remains of the pin. The face on the bow is an unusual feature, reminiscent of the appliqué faceplates found on disc-on-bow brooches. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 item 14.5. Very fine condition. Provenance: found near Oxford, UK.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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