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Anglo Saxon Great Square Head Brooch and Amber Beads £1,100.00
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Anglo Saxon Great Square Head Brooch and Amber Beads
Brooch- 115x43mm, 70.84g
beads- 9.78g

Great Square Head brooches are generally found in high-status female graves dating to the 5th and 6th centuries AD. This example, made of copper alloy, would have had surface tinning or gilding, traces of which remain. The characteristic square head and tapering foot are profusely decorated with geometric chip carving. Research has suggested that each square-headed brooch is unique and was probably made for individuals by traveling craftsmen. The brooch is accompanied by a group of contemporary amber beads.

Provenance will be provided.

Brooch has small repair to foot.

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