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    Merovingian Saxon period gold and garnet scabbard button

    Merovingian Saxon period gold and garnet scabbard button

    $680 (approx conversion from £495)

    Item details

    This is a nice Merovingian or Anglo-Saxon gold button, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. It is decorated with a beaded wire-rim surrounding a cabochon garnet gemstone. Similar objects have been attributed to scabbard buttons or brooch fittings. Today the jewel has survived intact with slight loss of the rim (from its time buried in the ground). See NMS-244527 and HAMP-2DAB03 for discussion on this genre of button/fitting. I also have a further two from the same find/collection see the last photograph. 

    OBJECT: Button/mount

    CULTURE: Anglo-Saxon / Merovingian

    DATE: c. 6th - 7th century A.D.

    MATERIAL: Gold & Garnet

    SIZE: 20mm x 15mm x 7mm 

    WEIGHT: 3.39 grams

    PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection

    Code
    11485
    Period
    Pre 1600, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Ancient

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