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Lot 28

AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN FROM SALE -We are delighted to announce that Lot 28 has been sold...

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Lot 28

AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN FROM SALE -We are delighted to announce that Lot 28 has been sold...

Price Realised: £16,250

Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 28


AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN FROM SALE -We are delighted to announce that Lot 28 has been sold pre-auction to the Kent Archaeological Society for further research and the preservation of Kents heritage


The Anglo-Saxon Ozengell Hoard


An important collection of approximately 1,700 Anglo-Saxon artefacts

Circa 6th-7th Century A.D.


Jewellery and glass:
Including: a gilt-silver disc brooch, the centre set with a white stone or paste disc, surrounded by three wedge-shaped garnets and chip-carved angular motifs, within a raised border with a double row of wedge-shaped stamps, corroded iron pin, 36mm diam, 17g; a gilt-bronze disc brooch with central cabochon glass, surrounded by chip-carved zoomorphic interlace decoration, pin missing, 4.3cm diam, 25g; a gilt-bronze oval brooch, set with a millefiori Roman glass inlay, pin missing, 26mm, 8g; a bronze bird brooch with concentric circle stamped decoration, 29mm; several bronze bow brooches with triangular foot-plate, some with incised or punched 5.1cm 5.6cm, some with iron pins remaining; a copper-alloy bow brooch with circular openwork plate, 7.3cm long, pin missing; a black glass domed spindle-whorl with incised feathered decoration, 41mm diam, 44g; a spherical mosaic glass bead with blue and amber set into a dark brown glass matrix, with bronze wire remaining, 18mm diam; a bronze pendant with beaded edges, set with a tear-shaped cabochon amber glass, 27mm, 3g; a small circular gold pendant with beaded edges and loop for suspension, set with a cabochon garnet, 11mm; various beads, including a re-strung necklace composed of 28 beads, including three amethyst beads and other coloured glass and paste beads; a large number of loose amber and glass beads; a hemispherical glass bowl, 14cm diam, 5.6cm high and two glass globular bottles with narrow neck and out-turned rim, 6.9cm high and 7.1cm high; a copper-alloy oval armband, 10cm diam; silver rings with loop twisted terminals, 2.5cm max diam;



Including: a pottery urn with rounded body, the shoulder sloping towards the rim, the lower body decorated with a linear pattern, 14cm high; an urn, the shoulder decorated with incised triangles and stippled decoration with pinched-out ribs, 16cm high; a globular vessel with short cylindrical neck, 16.4cm high; an undecorated globular vessel, 15cm high; another a dark grey burnished vessel with squat spherical body, narrow neck and funnel-rim, 10.5cm high; and a small incense vessel of circular form with sloping shoulder and openwork cylindrical walls, 8.5cm diam. 4.2cm high


Buckles and belt-fittings:

Including: two large D-shaped section copper-alloy buckles, one with incised decoration, 4cm x 3cm, 46g and 3.6cm x 2.8cm, 42g; a copper alloy openwork buckle-plate of rectangular form with stamped decoration, the terminals of stylised adorsed birds heads, with oval buckle, 5.9cm x 2cm, in two parts; an openwork bronze buckle with rectangular loop and key-shaped box-plate with rounded terminal, 8cm long; a leaf-shaped gilt-silver buckle-plate with oval buckle, the plate decorated with a stylised anthropomorphic design and three domed bosses, the gilt beaded collar remaining on two, 4cm long, 4g; an openwork buckle-plate with stamped decoration and oval buckle, 4.6cm long; a copper alloy buckle with leaf-shaped plate, three domed rivets and an oval buckle, 5.9cm long;




Bronze and iron weaponry and implements:

Including iron shield bosses, some plain and some decorated with copper alloy discs; iron spearheads, 40cm average length; a fragmentary iron pommel with silver inlay, 5.8 cm long, and various buckles; keys, lock-plates, and knives; pins and needles, including two with engraved detail below the eye, 6cm long; fragmentary iron and copper alloy chatelaine; tweezers, including a pair with incised detail and stippled edges, 5.9cm; and other iron, copper-alloy, bone, shell, silver, glass, whetstones, square and shoe-shaped studs, pottery, jet and other artefacts and fragments; and a replica of the Anglo-Saxon disc brooch; site reports, press cuttings (a lot)




Found in the course of excavations of inhumation burials in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, Ozengell, Kent, between 1977-1981.

On loan to The Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchingham, Kent, 1983-2010, some items displayed.



The Anglo-Saxon gilt-bronze disc brooch in: Thanet, The Archaeological Heritage, A Working pamphlet produced by Thanet District Council in Association with the Isle of Thanet Archaeological Unit, cover illustration (undated).


The collection is contained within over 50 boxes. Photographs of most of the contents of each box are available on request.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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