Lot 942: Anglo-Saxon Gilt Raven Pendant Mount
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-7th century AD. A flat-section gilt-bronze mount formed as a pair of opposed birds of prey each with a curled wing, L-shaped bar to the face, curled beak, parallel hatching to the body, claws raised resting on a triangular plaque with guilloche detail, interlaced panel below; mounting lug to the reverse between the beaks, pierced lug to the lower edge. Cf. similar mount recovered from the barrow at Asthall, Oxfordshire, in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, item 47.18. 10 grams, 46mm (1 3/4"). Found East Anglia, UK; before 2000.
Condition Report: Fine condition, usage wear.