Auction Catalogue

13 April 2022

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Ancient and Islamic Coins, Antiquities

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№ 1510

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13 April 2022

Hammer Price:
£650

Anglo-Saxon, a gilt-bronze circular shield boss apex mount inset within an iron base, mid-6th century, the central design chip carved with a spiral cross surrounded by two segmented animals in profile of Salins style 1 with a crouching leg with claws, and a rounded head, 40mm diameter by 10mm deep. Very fine with deposits in the recesses
£800-£1,000

Provenance: Found in South Kesteven (Lincolnshire), June 2021 (PAS LIN-1F3D6D). Iron shield bosses are usually plain, but a few examples have an attached decorative mount; three others are recorded on the PAS website