Saxon 'Polyhedral' Pin Terminal 017113

Saxon 'Polyhedral' Pin Terminal 017113
Saxon ‘Polyhedral’ Pin Terminal
Silver gilt, 2.50 grams, 12.25 mm length. 7th-8th century AD. A finely made terminal to the standard form of hipped pin used in dress fastening, with the gilt intact over much of the surface. The terminal is polyhedral with lozengiform sides and interstitial triangles. Each face is moulded with an inner panel containing degraded residue (perhaps of bone) within a gilded frame. On the upper surface the lozengiform panel contains a reserved floral motif consisting of four conjoined lozenges. The shaft of the pin has a gilt collar. Reference: Webster, L & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.98. fig.69m. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection, not found in the UK.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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