Medieval 'Bird in Flight' Appliqué 024830

Medieval 'Bird in Flight' Appliqué 024830
Medieval 'Bird in Flight' Appliqué
Copper-alloy, 5.11 grams, 21.60 mm. 13th-15th century AD. A cast aviform pendant and disc. The plaque is formed as a bird with spread wings, slightly domed chest and flat tail. The neck is a D-shaped stub, originally pierced and extending to a head. To the underside of the bird is attached a thin bronze Roman coin of 4th century AD date with central motif of a profile bust within a band of abraded text, used as a washer when . The attachment pin for the bird emerges within the outline of the bust and is flattened out. Reference: cf. aviform pendant reported to the PAS under reference NMS-282304. Fair condition. Provenance: from an important London collection; acquired in the late 1980s-1990s.

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