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Auction archive: Lot number 0378

Merovingian Frankish Gold and Garnet Sword Sheath Mount

Antiquities
3 Sep 2014
Estimate
£1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,446 - US$3,261
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 0378

Merovingian Frankish Gold and Garnet Sword Sheath Mount

Antiquities
3 Sep 2014
Estimate
£1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,446 - US$3,261
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

MEROVINGIAN FRANKISH GOLD AND GARNET SWORD SHEATH MOUNT 5th-6th century AD A right-angled mount decorated on the outer face with triangular gold cells and cloison garnets; two rivets to the end for attachment to the frame of the sheath, accretion from the iron blade remaining. 21 grams, 88mm (3 1/2"). Very fine condition. Provenance Ex Hiller collection, acquired in the 1950s. Literature Cf. the right-angled cloisonné mounts from the scabbard of the knife associated with Childeric in Arrhenius, B. Merovingian Garnet Jewellery, Stockholm, 1985, fig.116. Footnotes A similar mount, with rather more complex cloisonne design, formed part of the burial furniture of King Childeric I at Tournai; Childeric was the founder of the Frankish Merovingian dynasty who died circa 481 AD.

Auction archive: Lot number 0378
Auction:
Datum:
3 Sep 2014
Auction house:
Timeline Auctions
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
enquiries@timelineauctions.com
+44 (0)20 71291494
+44 (0)1277 814122
Beschreibung:

MEROVINGIAN FRANKISH GOLD AND GARNET SWORD SHEATH MOUNT 5th-6th century AD A right-angled mount decorated on the outer face with triangular gold cells and cloison garnets; two rivets to the end for attachment to the frame of the sheath, accretion from the iron blade remaining. 21 grams, 88mm (3 1/2"). Very fine condition. Provenance Ex Hiller collection, acquired in the 1950s. Literature Cf. the right-angled cloisonné mounts from the scabbard of the knife associated with Childeric in Arrhenius, B. Merovingian Garnet Jewellery, Stockholm, 1985, fig.116. Footnotes A similar mount, with rather more complex cloisonne design, formed part of the burial furniture of King Childeric I at Tournai; Childeric was the founder of the Frankish Merovingian dynasty who died circa 481 AD.

Auction archive: Lot number 0378
Auction:
Datum:
3 Sep 2014
Auction house:
Timeline Auctions
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
enquiries@timelineauctions.com
+44 (0)20 71291494
+44 (0)1277 814122
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