Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Book Mount 020353

Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Book Mount 020353
Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Book Mount
Silver, 7.30 grams, 31.34 mm. 9th century AD. A silver plate with cast pelleted border, its main surface divided into two panels with a pelleted border between. The decorative motifs are segmented zoomorphs in Trewhiddle Style with interlaced tendrils. The upper edge of the piece shows the pelleted border design and evidence for two circular piercings, one in the corner and another centrally near the upper edge; two circular holes are placed near the lower corners. Reference: cf. Trewhiddle hoard in Wilson, D.M. Anglo-Saxon Ornamental Metalwork 700-1100 in the British Museum, London, 1964 p.184ff. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1980's.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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