Lot 935: Frankish Gilt Radiate-Headed Bow Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th century AD. A parcel-gilt silver bow brooch comprising: a D-shaped headplate with radiating fluting, three collared knops to the outer edge; a shallow carinated bow; a lozengiform footplate with concentric ribbing and collared knop finial; spring, pin and catchplate to the reverse. Cf. Beck, H. et al. Fibel und Fibeltracht, Berlin, 2000, fig.147(11"). 8.99 grams, 56mm (2 1/4"). Property of a German collector; acquired in the 1980s and 1990s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.