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This sale was held on 23/02/2018 at 10:00 am

Scandinavian Viking Dress Pin Group. 10th-11th century AD. A mixed group of bronze dress pins comprising: one with D-shaped plaque finial; one with ribbed loop and scrolled wire finial; one with flat loop and beaded wire ring; one with knop finial; two with facetted finial and hinged ring. 58 grams total, 6-18.5cm (2 1/2 - 7 1/4"") Fine condition. Ex Kent collection; acquired London, 1970s. Cf. Fanning, ...

£60 - £80

Viking Bead Necklace with Pendants & Bells. 9th-12th century AD. A restrung necklace of Viking and other glass, carnelian and lapis lazuli beads with crotal bells and tubular bar with three triangular dangles. 65 grams, 74cm (29"") Fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. Cf. Arbman, H. Birka I: Die Gräber, Uppsala, 1940, pl.120, items 1-11 [No Reserve]

£150 - £200

Viking Silver Bead. 9th-11th century AD. A barrel-shaped silver bead with helical ribbing. 0.77 grams, 9.02mm (1/4"") Fine condition, usage wear. Property of a gentleman; acquired in the 1970s. See Hårdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study, Acta Archaeologica Lundensia no.25, Stockholm, 1996 for discussion.

£40 - £60

Viking Silver Trade Ingot with Runic Graffito. 10th-11th century AD. A silver ingot with rounded ends and sides, incised runic graffito '?' to one face. 50 grams, 80mm (3 1/4"") Fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. See Hårdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age. A Regional-Economic Study, Acta Archaeologica Lundensia no.25, Stockholm, 1996 for general discussion. The ...

£200 - £300

Viking Gold Abbasid Dinar Coin Pendant. 9th-11th century AD. A gold pendant formed from an Abbasid caliphate dinar coin of al-Wathiq (227-232 AH"") (Misr 229"") with ribbed suspension loop above. 4.23 grams, 24mm (1"") Fine condition. From a London, UK, collection; acquired 1970s.

£180 - £240

Saxon Gilt Silver Sword Scabbard Pyramid Mount. 6th century AD. A silver-gilt pyramid mount with beaded wire to the edges, each lateral face with three garnet cloisons forming a mask, the upper face with a garnet cloison. 10 grams, 20mm (3/4"") Fine condition. From a private collection; formed 1965-1975. See Menghin, W. Das Schwert im Frühen Mittelalter, Stuttgart, 1983 for discussion.

£200 - £300

Viking Decorated Mirror. 9th-12th century AD. A discoid bronze mirror with one polished face, loop to the reverse and concentric bands of beaded zig zag detailing. 40 grams, 64mm (2 1/2"") Fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. Cf. Sedov, B.B. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, pl.XLV, item 13. [No Reserve]

£150 - £200

Pre-Viking Boar-Head Brooch. 8th century AD. A bronze animal-head brooch formed as a keeled triangular plaque, convex in profile with bulbs at the outer ends and triangular voids below, extending to a short triangular-section muzzle; incised parallel lines to the muzzle edges; integral catchplate with closed end to the rear of the muzzle, remains of ferrous pin to the upper edge. 13 grams, 37mm (1 ...

£120 - £170

Pre-Viking Massive Annular Brooch. 6th-9th century AD. A large bronze oval brooch with triple beaded rim, openwork sun burst pattern to the centre with raised bosses between; raised rim to the centre framing a hinged hexagon with five bosses forming a cross shape. 144 grams, 16.5cm (6 1/2"") Fine condition. Property of a professional gentleman, acquired 2011; formerly in a private collection formed ...

£200 - £300

Viking Omega Penannular Brooch. 8th-12th century AD. A silver Mordvinian omega-shaped brooch with granule decoration in the form of triangles; pin coiled to loop. 11 grams, 59mm (2 1/4"") Fine condition. Property of a professional gentleman, acquired 2011; formerly in a private collection formed before 1950. See Sedov, B.B. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, plate XLIV, item ...

£60 - £80

Gothic Gilt Silver Radiate-Headed Brooch. 6th century AD. A silver-gilt bow brooch with D-shaped headplate, five radiating lobes, parcel gilt panel with geometric motif, band of punched triangles, broad now with three ribs, parcel-gilt field and median punched band, trapezoidal footplate with parcel-gilt panel, punched detailing to the borders, beast-head finial; ferrous pin to the reverse. 19 grams, ...

£150 - £200

Viking Gold Ring with Coiled Bezel. 10th-11th century AD. A gold finger ring, the hoop formed as two parallel wires with spiral bezel and ends coiled around the shoulders. 2.76 grams, 21mm overall, 17.63mm internal diameter (approximate size British O, USA 7 1/4, Europe 15.0, Japan 14"") (3/4"") Fine condition. From a private collection; acquired prior to 1990. [No Reserve]

£200 - £300

Viking Decorated Penannular Brooch. 10th-11th century AD. A silver penannular brooch with raised rectangular terminals, round-section pin with widened base, punched decoration to one side. 3.96 grams, 32mm (1 1/4"") Very fine condition. Property of an Essex gentleman; acquired on the UK art market after 2000.

£225 - £325

Viking Decorated Comb. 9th-11th century AD. A bronze miniature comb with fine-cut teeth to one long edge and coarse-cut to the other; bands of zig zag detailing to each face. 8.38 grams, 45mm (1 3/4"") Fine condition. Property of a professional collector; acquired before 1990. Cf. Thunmark-Nylén, L. Die Wikingerzeit Gotlands I: Abbildungen der Graubfunde, Stockholm, 1992, Fig.117, item 1. [No Reserve] ...

£120 - £170

Pre-Viking Double Stranded Bead Necklace. 6th-9th century AD. A restrung collar necklace of red and gilt glass beads with double row decorated with wave pattern string of beads to the centre. 21 grams, 32cm (12 1/2"") Fine condition. Property of a professional gentleman, acquired 2011; formerly in a private collection formed before 1950. [No Reserve]

£100 - £140

Anglo-Saxon Large Inlaid Strap End. 9th century AD. A tongue-shaped bronze strap end with two attachment holes, applied silver detailing with niello-filled triskele ornament, beast-head finial. 24 grams, 87mm (3 1/2"") Fair condition. Found West Sussex, UK. See Thomas, G. Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age Strap-Ends 750-1100: Part 1, Finds Research Group datasheet 32, Sleaford, 2007 for type. [No ...

£80 - £100

Viking Winged Ringerike Beast Mount. 11th century AD. A D-section bronze harness cheek-piece comprising a domed loop, short shank, Ringerike Style profile beast on a baseline with tail curled round across the rump. 19 grams, 52mm (2"") Very fine condition. Found near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK. Cf. Williams, D. Anglo-Scandinavian Horse Harness Fittings, Finds Research Group Datasheet 39, 2007, ...

£150 - £200

Pre-Viking Large Annular Brooch. 6th-9th century AD. A bronze openwork brooch with series of raised bosses to the border, openwork triangles forming a sunburst; raised collar to the centre with chevron pattern; pin looped through one openwork triangle. 69 grams, 11cm (4 1/4"") Fine condition, chipped. Property of a professional gentleman, acquired 2011; formerly in a private collection formed before ...

£80 - £100

Viking Cross Pendant. 10th-11th century AD. A bronze cruciform pendant with niello-filled central cross and scrolled tendrils, pierced lug above. 6.48 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"") Fine condition. From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

£200 - £300

Anglo-Saxon Trade Weight with Cross. 9th-11th century AD. A bronze weight with flared collar to the mouth, gusset to the upper edge, voids to the upper face formed as an expanding-arm cross with central knop; lead-filled. 84 grams, 31mm (1 1/4"") Fine condition. Found Suffolk, UK. Cf. West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998, fig.1000 (4"") for ...

£150 - £200

Viking Gold Abbasid Dinar Coin Pendant. 9th-11th century AD. A gold pendant formed from an Abbasid caliphate dinar coin of al-Wathiq (227-232 AH"") (Misr 231h"") with ribbed suspension loop above. 4.43 grams, 27mm (1"") Fine condition. Property of a London gentleman; part of his family collection since the 1970s.

£180 - £240

Viking Decorated Bracelet with Bells. 9th-11th century AD. A 'wolf's tooth' decorated pennanular bracelet with scroll terminals, each with two bells attached. 35 grams, 78mm (3"") Very fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. Cf. Thunmark-Nylén, L. Die Wikingerzeit Gotlands II: Typentafeln, Stockholm, 1998, pl.157, items 1, 3. [No Reserve]

£60 - £80

Viking Gilt Belt Mount Group. 9th-11th century AD. A mixed group of gilded belt mounts comprising: two heater-shaped with slot to the straight edge; two ellipsoid with raised leaf detailing; six heart-shaped with pierced lug above. 27 grams total, 24-30mm (1 - 1 1/4"") Fine condition. From an old European collection; acquired in Germany in the 1990s. See Fodor, I. et al. La Hongrie de l'An Mil. Naissance ...

£100 - £140

Saxon and Other Bead Collection. 5th-7th century AD. A mixed group of beads comprising: eight irregular amber types; twenty one round amber type; two agate beads; two lapis lazuli; one limestone; thirty eight glass. 237 grams total, 10-37mm (1/2 - 1 1/2"") Fine condition. Property of a lady living in Kent, UK; formerly part of her grandfather's collection; acquired in Germany after WWII; thence by ...

£200 - £300

Viking Boat-Shaped Mount. 9th-12th century AD. A bronze convex mount with two bulbs and pelletted dome, lateral D-shaped panels with beast-head detailing. 52 grams, 56mm (2 1/4"") Fine condition. From an old European collection; acquired in Germany in the 1990s. [No Reserve]

£150 - £200

Merovingian Gilt Silver Bird Brooch. 5th-6th century AD. A silver-gilt plate brooch of a stylised bird with coiled beak, three-strand wing, tail and shoulder, curled claw; pin-lug and catch to the reverse. 5.13 grams, 29mm (1 1/4"") Fine condition. From a West London collector; previously in a collection formed between 1990-2000. Cf. Heynowski, R. Bestimmungsbuch Archaeologie: Fibeln, Munich, 2012, ...

£200 - £300

Merovingian Frankish Gilt Bird Brooch. 6th century AD. A silver-gilt bird-shaped plate brooch of the popular Frankish 'Vogelfibel' type comprising a convex-sided central panel with billeted surface, a roundel cell for the eye and a hooked cell for the beak; to the right side a stylised claw and beneath a transverse rectangular cell, both provided with a gold foil backing to add sparkle to the cloison ...

£225 - £325

Viking Silver Plaited Chain Ring. 9th-11th century AD. A silver finger ring formed as a circular length of chain links, each made from twisted wire. 6.58 grams, 74mm (3"") Fine condition. From an old European collection; acquired in Germany in the 1990s. [No Reserve]

£100 - £140

Viking Silver and Crystal Elfshot Pendant. 9th-11th century AD. A pendant with silver wire loop, sheet silver cell with crenellated rim, conical smoky quartz insert. 7.84 grams, 44mm (1 3/4"") Fine condition. From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

£200 - £300

Viking Silver Twisted Ring. 10th-12th century AD. A silver penannular finger ring with tapering shank, twisted rod construction. 2.78 grams, 21mm overall, 16.22mm internal diameter (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10"") (3/4"") Fine condition. From a private collection; acquired prior to 1990. [No Reserve]

£50 - £70

Anglo-Saxon Scabbard Chape with Ravens. 5th-6th century AD. A bronze scabbard chape element of Menghin's Type Samson formed as a central pillar with facing male head flanked by two curved bird-heads (a visual reference to the god Woden and his raven messengers); rounded support pad beneath with ribbed collar. 6.84 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"") Fine condition. Rare. Found near near Barrington, Cambridgeshire, ...

£60 - £80

Viking Arm Ring with Stamps. 9th-11th century AD. A silver arm-ring with waisted plaque decorated with triangular and spearhead stamps, rod finials linked and coiled about the shank. 79 grams, 10cm (4"") Very fine condition. Property of a English gentleman; acquired on the UK art market. [No Reserve]

£225 - £325

Viking Silver-Gilt Ring with Triskele. 9th-11th century AD. A silver finger ring comprising a D-section hoop, discoid bezel with incuse parcel-gilt triskele motif. 3.5 grams, 20mm overall, 19.17mm internal diameter (approximate size British S, USA 9, Europe 20.0, Japan 19"") (3/4"") Fine condition. A large wearable size. From a private ring collection; acquired before 1990. Cf. Sedova, M. V. Yuvelirniye ...

£150 - £200

Anglo-Saxon Gilt Chip-Carved Mount. 6th century AD. A triangular gilt-bronze mount with chip-carved Style I ornament, three attachment pegs with roves to the reverse; old collector's label '89.114.32'. 3.25 grams, 25mm (1"") Very fine condition. From the collection of a Mayfair, London, UK, gentleman; acquired from a Mayfair gallery before 1999; previously acquired in 1989. See Pollington, S., Kerr, ...

£30 - £40

Gothic Buckle with Niello. 5th-6th century AD. A heavy silver D-shaped belt buckle with curved tongue, geometric design black niello to the surface. 41.21 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"") Very fine condition. From a private collection; formed 1965-1975.

£60 - £80

Anglo-Saxon Gilt Pelta-Shaped Horse Harness Mount. 6th century AD. A gilt-bronze peltoid horse-harness mount with chip-carved design of a three-band animal with curled legs below. 6 grams, 28mm (1 1/4"") Very fine condition. Found Shropshire, UK. Cf. peltoid mounts in Carver, M. (ed."") Sutton Hoo. A Seventh Century Princely Burial Ground and its Context, London, 2005, items 25aii, 25cii.

£55 - £75

Saxon Beast Mount. 10th-12th century AD. A bronze harness pendant mount, elliptical in plan with beaded border, two attachment holes and loops below; to the centre of the mount a stylised beast facing back with raised tail and regardant head. 8.22 grams, 37mm (1 1/2"") Fine condition. Rare. From an old English collection; acquired in the 1980s.

£80 - £100

Viking Coiled Tremello Ring. 10th-12th century AD. A sheet silver finger ring with median hoop extending to two round-section bars coiled to the edges of the flat-section flanges; geometric tremello-style motifs to the flanges; Baltic workmanship. 5.44 grams, 24 mm overall, 16.42 mm internal diameter (approximate size British L, USA 5 3/4, Europe 11.30, Japan 11"") (1"") Very fine condition. English ...

£180 - £240

Viking Stamped Silver Bracelet. 9th-11th century AD. A flat-section silver penannular bracelet with bands of stamped decoration, facing masks to the finials. 54 grams, 66mm (2 3/4"") Very fine condition. Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Cf. Sedov, B.B. Finno-Ugri i Balti v Epokhi Srednevekovija, Moscow, 1987, plate LXXI, item 24.

£200 - £300

Saxon Silver Ring with Regardant Beast. 9th century AD. A narrow D-section silver band with scaphoid plaque, incised Trewhiddle Style beast with central hole. 0.83 grams, 20mm overall, 20.07mm internal diameter (approximate size British U, USA 10 1/4, Europe 23.0, Japan 22"") (3/4"") Fine condition. From an old North Country collection; formed between 1970-2000.

£80 - £100

Pre-Viking Bead and Pendant Necklace. 6th-9th century AD. A restrung necklace of red glass beads with six gilt glass beads framing coiled wire drum-shaped beads with pair of tubular pendants hanging from each; series of triangular axe-shaped pendants to the rest of the necklace. 70 grams, 56mm (2 1/4"") Fine condition. Property of a professional gentleman, acquired 2011; formerly in a private collection ...

£100 - £140

Viking Glass Bead Necklace with Claw Pendant. 9th-11th century AD. A restrung necklace of dark blue glass beads with six crotal bells, to the centre a large bronze claw amulet with triangular section to the top. 87 grams, 60cm (24"") Fine condition. From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

£120 - £170

Viking Knot Pendant. 9th-11th century AD. A bronze pendant openwork triquetra with beaded band, ribbed loop above. 2.13 grams, 23mm (1"") Fine condition. From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

£150 - £200

Viking Bracelet and Ring Group. 9th-11th century AD. A group of bronze items consisting of: a pair of rings each composed from a coil of wire; a pair of round section torc bracelets with hammered ends decorated with punched dot motif. 84 grams total, 21-82mm (3/4 - 3 1/4"") Fine condition. Property of a professional gentleman, acquired 2011; formerly in a private collection formed before 1950. ...

£120 - £170

Thuringian Gilt Silver Radiate Brooch. 5th century AD. A small silver-gilt bow brooch with triangular headplate, scroll detailing and lobe to each angle, shallow bow, transverse ribbing to the body and lobe finial; pierced lug and catch to the reverse. 6.81 grams, 42mm (1 3/4"") Fine condition. Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s. See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period ...

£100 - £140

Ostrogothic Gilt Silver Radiate-Headed Brooch. 5th century AD. A silver-gilt radiate-headed bow brooch with D-shaped headplate, three applied balustered kops, scroll detailing, broad bow with chip-carved sides, scroll and geometric ornament to the lozengiform footplate, catch to the reverse. 29 grams, 89mm (3 1/2"") Fine condition. Property of a private collector; acquired before 1975. See Menghin, ...

£200 - £300

Viking Silver Cross Pendant. 10th-11th century AD. A flat-section silver cruciform pendant with beaded borders, bosses to the arms, central quatrefoil, loop above. 3.07 grams, 33mm (1 1/4"") Very fine condition. From the family collection of a London gentleman; formed in the late 1940s-1950s; thence by descent.

£200 - £300

Viking Belt Buckle with Masks. 9th-11th century AD. A bronze buckle with convex rectangular plate, loop with spur to the forward edge, wire tongue; the plate with low-relief stylized mask detailing; attachment pins to the reverse. 16 grams, 53mm (2"") Fine condition. Property of an professional collector; acquired before 1990. Cf. Thunmark-Nylén, L. Die Wikingerzeit Gotlands II: Typentafeln, Stockholm, ...

£60 - £80


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