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Inlaid disc brooch

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:32 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Card 1: Silver-gilt circular brooch with garnet, diam. 2cm. Rim with double row of nielloed triangles, central cell with flat garnet on chequered gold foil. Between chip-carved ridges with 4 cross-ridges in pairs. On back normal catchplate and silver attachment for iron coil. Pin missing.Card 2: Circular, bronze gilt fibula, set with garnet, lying amongst b. (beads). Diam. 2cm. Raised frame with double row of niello triangles, raised central garnet. Interweaving decoration of 2 channels with 4 cross ties.Two object index cards were created by SCH for this object, leading to the assumption that there were two brooches in this grave. However, there is only one brooch (fibula); the description on both index cards describe a single object. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 94

Object ID

KAS400

Catalogue Number

KAS 400

Material

white metal, gilt, gold, niello, iron, garnet, inlay (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, gilt, garnet, niello, gold foil, iron) (Antiquarian Material; bronze, gilt, garnet)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

other brooches (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; fibula)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

brooch

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