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Kentish disc brooch

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posted 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.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave 27

Object ID

M6023

Catalogue Number

M 6023

Material

gilt, white metal, white material, inlay, glass, gold, niello (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, gilt, white paste, glass, gold foil, niello) (Antiquarian Material; silver, garnets, blue stone, ivory)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

Kentish brooch (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; fibula subnectens)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

brooch

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