Anglo-Saxon 'Trefoil-Headed' Small-Long Brooch 017039

Anglo-Saxon 'Trefoil-Headed' Small-Long Brooch 017039
Anglo-Saxon ‘Trefoil-Headed’ Small-Long Brooch
Copper-alloy, 12.28 grams, 62.07 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A good example of the small-long brooch type. The rectangular headplate is pierced at each stepped corner to form three T-shaped components similar to the trefoil pattern of some cruciform brooches. The carinated bow is facetted at both ends and develops into a narrow footplate with expanding terminal. A transverse collar is formed from two ribbed transverse bands. The finial is a thickened band with segmented decoration. The spring-lug bears remains of the iron pin; the catchplate is complete. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, p.135 item 15.43. Good fine condition. Provenance: found Winchester, England.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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