Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Disc Brooch 020267

Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Disc Brooch 020267
Anglo-Saxon 'Zoomorphic' Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 6.48 grams, 27.53 mm. Circa 9th-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 arching over its back to meet its straight, bifurcated 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 catchplate and part of the pin-lug 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). Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, England.
 
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