Lot 861: Bronze Age Spiral Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 11th century BC. A bronze spectacle brooch formed as single length of round-section rod in a S-spiral configuration with one end hooked to form the catchplate and the other extended for the pin. Cf. Hattatt, R. Ancient and Romano-British Brooches, Sherborne, 1982, item 186 for type. 53 grams, 88mm (3 1/2"). From an important collection of finger rings; acquired late 1990s-2010.
Condition Report: Fine condition; catchplate pin absent.