Saxon 'Geometric' Bracelet 022613

Saxon 'Geometric' Bracelet 022613
Saxon 'Geometric' Bracelet
Silver, 7.32 grams, 11.1 cm tip to tip. Circa 6th century AD. A flat-section sheet silver bracelet with tapering ends, decorated on the edges with punched-point roundels. The central row of punched points splits to join the outer rows at each end, and is contained within incised lines with feathered ends. The size of the bracelet (inner diameter maximum 31 mm) indicates that it was intended for a child. Reference: cf. sheet silver bracelet from Barrington A cemetery, Cambridgeshire, in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 item 26.13. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old Thetford collection, acquired in 1981.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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