Anglo-Saxon Square-headed brooch

Anglo-Saxon gilt-bronze square-headed brooch dating to the mid-late 6th century. The auctioneer says “This type of brooch represents the largest and most ostentatious bow brooch of the pagan period; worn by women as a symbol of their family status“.

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0

The brooch was found in Harborough, Leicestershire in 2021 and recorded at the PAS as NARC-529A29.

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