Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Cruciform Brooch Finial 028139

Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Cruciform Brooch Finial 028139
Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Cruciform Brooch Finial
Bronze, 12.05 grams, 46.87 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A cast bronze cruciform brooch finial with horse-head body and ring-and-dot designs to the nostrils, also converted to ornamental mount with two fixing studs to the reverse. Fine condition, cleaned and conserved. Provenance: ex Penfold collection, discovered 'mudlarking' on Thames foreshore, 1970s-80s.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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