Anglo-Saxon 'Type Dii' Button Brooch 024951

Anglo-Saxon 'Type Dii' Button Brooch 024951
Very Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Class Dii' Button Brooch
Copper-alloy, 5.93 grams, 18.68 mm. Circa 6th century AD. A cast copper-alloy button brooch of Avent and Evison's Type Dii with a stylised helmetted face and well-defined brow and nose. The rim is complete and the notched lines of the border, brow-band and moustache are well preserved. Unusually for this class of brooch, the face shows no sign of gilding. To the reverse, the pin-lug and catchplate. Reference: Avent, R. & Evison, V.I. Anglo-Saxon Button Brooches in Archaeologia, vol.CVII, 1982, p.83-4. Exceptionally fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, UK.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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