Exceptional Anglo-Saxon 'Class Aii - Helmeted Head' Button Brooch 019890

Exceptional Anglo-Saxon 'Class Aii - Helmeted Head' Button Brooch 019890
Exceptional Anglo-Saxon 'Class Aii - Helmeted Head' Button Brooch
Copper-alloy, gilt, 4.83 grams, 17.43 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A crisply cast button brooch with the helmetted face, cast and chip-carved, and the surrounding flange reduced to a flat border. The triangular helmet bowl and eye-surround, nasal and moustached mouth are deeply moulded. The catchplate and pin-lug are present on the reverse. Similar to a find from Bifrons, Kent. Reference: Avent, R. & Evison, V.I. Anglo-Saxon Button Brooches in Archaeologia, vol.CVII, 1982, plate XIV item 6.2. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection, found Isle of Wight.
 
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