Kentish disc brooch
online resourceposted on 26.10.2021, 15:10 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Silver gilt jewelled disc brooch (Leeds Class Ib). Diam 4 cm. Raised cell at centre with disc of white paste (probably), with flat piece of blue glass at centre, the whole encircled by beaded wire collar. Three radiating wedge-shaped garnets set on chequered gold foil. Between pairs of outwards facing semi-circular heads joined by stylised 'bodies'. Encircled by nicked ridge, border remains of light-and-shade or beading. The whole edge very abraded indeed. Much niello gone. On back, usual simple catchplate and attachment for missing spring-coil and pin.