Lot 1045: Viking Pins with Attachments Group
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-13th century AD. A pair of bronze dress pins comprising: one with square-section twisted shank, pierced plate with cockerel above, lateral scrolls with attached chains with duck-foot dangles; one similar with loop finial and twisted hop, one duck-foot dangle and a flat-section key with lozengiform bow, pierced bit. 39 grams total, 14-15.5cm (5 1/2 - 6"). Property of a German gentleman; acquired on the European art market in the 1990s. 
Condition Report: Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved.