Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Disc Brooch 019714

Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Disc Brooch 019714
Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 8.24 grams, 27.29 mm. Circa 10th century AD. A flat disc brooch bearing a central field with a zoomorphic motif: a beast with three feet displayed, its open-jawed head arcing over its back to meet its tongue-shaped tail. The beast’s eye is formed with a ring-and-dot motif; two further examples are placed on its chest and flank. The outer zone is segmented. The cast detailing is crisp and well-defined; the pin-lug and catchplate are in place on the reverse. Reference: West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.163 fig.46(2) and 8 and compare the coin motif at Abramson, T. Sceattas: An Illustrated Guide, Lings Lynn, 2006, p.74, Series X, item X800. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Aspley, Nottinghamshire, England.
 
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