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Large Baltic Viking Bow Brooch with Dragon Heads

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Large Baltic Viking Bow Brooch with Dragon Heads
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9th-10th century AD. A bronze bow brooch comprising: vertical stem, hollow to the reverse, with carinated bow and animal-head foot, incised linear ornament and triangular ears, catch to the reverse; applied crescent arms terminating in slender beast-heads replicating the upper end of the stem; substantial ferrous spring with bronze terminals. Cf. Sedov, B.B., Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, pl.CXXIX, for type and colour pl.30-33. 122 grams, 13.8cm (5 1/2"). Acquired 1971-1972. From the collection of the vendor's father. Property of a London, UK, collector. This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11096-184517. [A video of this lot is available to view on Timeline Auctions Website.]
Condition
Fine condition.
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Large Baltic Viking Bow Brooch with Dragon Heads

Estimate £2,000 - £3,000
Feb 22, 2022
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Starting Price £1,800
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0377: Large Baltic Viking Bow Brooch with Dragon Heads

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Est. £2,000 - £3,000Starting Price £1,800
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 1
Feb 22, 2022 4:00 AM EST
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Lot 0377 Details

Description
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9th-10th century AD. A bronze bow brooch comprising: vertical stem, hollow to the reverse, with carinated bow and animal-head foot, incised linear ornament and triangular ears, catch to the reverse; applied crescent arms terminating in slender beast-heads replicating the upper end of the stem; substantial ferrous spring with bronze terminals. Cf. Sedov, B.B., Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, pl.CXXIX, for type and colour pl.30-33. 122 grams, 13.8cm (5 1/2"). Acquired 1971-1972. From the collection of the vendor's father. Property of a London, UK, collector. This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11096-184517. [A video of this lot is available to view on Timeline Auctions Website.]
Condition
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Fine condition.

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