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Saturday, 1.6.19
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LOT 2858:

Medieval Silver 'Baniska Treasure' Type Twisted Bracelet Pair

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Start price:
£ 540
Estimated price:
$600 - $800
Auction house commission: 30%
VAT: On commission only
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13th century AD
A pair of silver bracelets formed from hollow rods twisted about each other with decorative wire; the terminals hammered to a triangle shape, decorated with inlaid wire and spheres, contemporary repair to one terminal. 86.5 grams total, 72-77mm (3"). Fine condition, repaired. [2]
Provenance
Property of a South London collector; previously acquired on the European art market 1970-1980.
Literature
See silver treasure from the village of Baniska, in the Rouse Regional Museum of History.
Footnotes
Five similar bracelets, five rings, two earrings and a necklace were discovered in the area of a medieval fortress near the village of Baniska, Bulgaria.

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