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Inlaid white-metal gilt quatrefoil brooch

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posted on 2021-10-27, 13:26 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Card 1: Silver gilt and garnet brooch, max. diam 1.9 cm. A square set with silver cloisons crossing diagonally, and with semicircular cells against sides, enclosed in silver-gilt collar with beaded silver wire at base. Backplate silver. Filling of brown paste and die-stamped chequered gold foil behind flat garnets. Pin missing. Only fragment of catchplate remains.Card 2: 2 circular fibulae, one of peculiar and archaic type.i. diam. 2.5cm, 2 cms of cross between garnets contain helmeted style I heads.ii. max. width 1.5cm. Damaged at back - silver back plate, frame. Cloisons silver gilt.

History

Grave ID

Sarre Grave 158

Object ID

KAS412

Catalogue Number

KAS 412

Material

white material, white metal, backing paste, gilt, gold, garnet, inlay (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, gilt, garnets, paste, gold foil) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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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