Lot 972: Frankish Bow Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th-6th century AD. A bronze bow brooch comprising a triangular headplate with knop finial and raised triangle ornament, deep bow with vesica design, lozengiform footplate with raised saltire, knop finial, sprung pin and catch to the reverse. Cf. Beck, H. et al. Fibel und Fibeltracht, Berlin, 2000, fig.147(5"). 9.83 grams, 63mm (2 1/2"). Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1995.
Condition Report: Fine condition.