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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 circular brooch, diam. 2.6 cm. Circular central setting with white paste, and radiating from it four triangular cells set with flat garnets on chequered gold foil. Between them chip-carved motifs, evidently rather square and schematised renderings of Style I 'helmet' heads, inside a sub-square frame. Flat rim decorated with two rows of nielloed triangles. Very little wear apparent. On back usual attachment for missing pin and spring-coil, broken catchplate. Iron rust suggests pin probably iron.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave 41

Object ID

M6058

Catalogue Number

M 6058

Material

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

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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