Early Saxon Visigothic 'Lozengiform' Radiate-Headed Brooch 016005

Early Saxon Visigothic 'Lozengiform' Radiate-Headed Brooch 016005
Early Saxon Period Visigothic 'Lozengiform' Radiate-Headed Brooch
Silver-gilt, 8.16 grams, 73.17 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A delicate radiate-headed bow brooch. The D-shaped headplate bears three lobed extensions, each with a distinct waist.The headplate is decorated with a double-contoured inverted chevron flanked by spirals. The plain bow extends to a lozengiform footplate with lobed extensions at the widest points, decorated with three concentric lozenges. The finial is a wasited lobe. On the reverse the catchplate and spring-lug are intact. Reference: Smith, R.A. British Museum Guide to Anglo-Saxon Antiquities, Trustees of the British Museum, 1923 p.143 and plate XIV (2); Reynal, R. La Vida a Egara durant el segle VI - Els Visigots a Catalunya, Barcelona, 1993. Extremely fine condition. This antiquity is accompanied by an XRF metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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