Lot 923: Gothic Gold Strap Junction with Garnets
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4th-5th century AD. A gold strap fitting comprising a central disc and four short hinged arms; the disc with garnet cloisons in a cruciform arrangement with central ring, filigree border; four kidney-shaped loops to the border, attached to each a rectangular strap with four square garnet cloisons in a filigree border with attachment pin to each end. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007, item I.9.10.2 for similar cloisonné work. 19 grams, 66mm (2 3/4"). From an old German collection; acquired in Munich in the 1970s. Accompanied by a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate.
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.