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Kentish disc brooch

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:07 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Silver-gilt circular brooch (Leeds class Ia). Diam. 2.9cm. Circular cell and three radiating wedge-shaped cells set with flat garnets on chequered gold foil - chip carved Style I animals with helmet head, double barred short body and leg bent over back. Flat rim with two rows of niello-filled triangles. Rim very worn. At back normal attachment for missing pin, and simple catchplate.

History

Grave ID

Guilton Grave Unk

Object ID

M6648

Catalogue Number

M 6648

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

Kentish brooch (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

brooch

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