A richly decorated, Slavic-Byzantine fire striker, 9th - 10th century, Openwork bronze grip with gilt surface, stylised human figure at centre and two stylised animal heads at the sides. At bottom a trapezoid fire striker with bronze border and fine scrolling leaves in low relief. The fire striker fixed with two silver rivets located underneath the wave ornament. A work of extraordinary high quality from South Eastern Europe, made in the High Middle Ages. Apart from minimal chippings at the lower edge of the fire striker in excellent condition. T, Additional-Rights-Clearance-Info-Not-Available

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A richly decorated, Slavic-Byzantine fire striker, 9th - 10th century, Openwork bronze grip with gilt surface, stylised human figure at centre and two stylised animal heads at the sides. At bottom a trapezoid fire striker with bronze border and fine scrolling leaves in low relief. The fire striker fixed with two silver rivets located underneath the wave ornament. A work of extraordinary high quality from South Eastern Europe, made in the High Middle Ages. Apart from minimal chippings at the lower edge of the fire striker in excellent condition. T, Additional-Rights-Clearance-Info-Not-Available
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