Lot 1035: Pre-Viking Gilt Openwork Mount with Interlaced Snakes
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 7th-8th century AD. A gilt-bronze openwork plaque with central hub and teeth, panel of dense interlaced serpents or tendrils, outer rim with dentilled edge. 43 grams, 70mm (2 3/4"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.
Condition Report: Very fine condition, usage wear.