Lot 957: Frankish Gilt Radiate-Headed Bow Brooch
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th century AD. A silver-gilt miniature (kleinfibel) bow brooch with D-shaped headplate with three radiating knops and raised Y-shaped ribs, shallow bow, ribbed footplate, pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. Cf. Beck, H. et al. Fibel und Fibeltracht, Berlin, 2000, fig.156(2"). 1.81 grams, 28mm (1"). Property of a German collector; acquired in the 1980s and 1990s.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.