Lot 1134: Viking Shield-Shaped Patrix Die
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. A bronze patrix die for manufacturing shield-shaped pendants, with central swirl motif and billeted border. Cf. Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, table 97 for examples of the pendants. 22 grams, 35mm (1 1/2"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.