Lot 948: Anglo-Saxon Button Brooch with Helmetted Head
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th century AD. A cast copper-alloy button brooch of Avent and Evison's Type Dii with a stylised helmetted face and well-defined brow and nose; the rim complete and the notched lines of the border, brow-band and moustache well preserved; to the reverse, pin-lug and catchplate. See Avent, R. & Evison, V.I. Anglo-Saxon Button Brooches in Archaeologia, vol.CVII, 1982, p.83-4. 5.93 grams, 19mm (3/4"). Found Cambridgeshire, UK. Unusually for this class of brooch, the face shows no sign of gilding.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.