Lot 976: Frankish Bifacial Roundel with Cross
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-7th century AD. A bronze openwork disc with four circular holes and four slots, bifacial design of concentric bands of punched points to the border and incised linear designs. Cf. Nice, A. Revue Archéeologique de Picardie: La Nécropole Mérovingienne de Goudelancourt-lès-Pierrepont (Aisne), Senlis, 2008, fig.244. 22 grams, 44mm (1 3/4"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972. Possibly a rouelle or chatelaine plaque used as part of the furniture of a display belt or girdle.
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.