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Kentish disc brooch

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Silver-gilt jewelled disc brooch (Leeds Class I,b), diam. 3.7cm. Large circular cell in centre, with corroded wire collar, and green stained and shiny shell or more probably ivory disc in centre, with garnet (flat) in cell in centre. Four radiating wedge-shaped cells with flat garnets on chequered gold foil, and between four small round cells with flat white paste insets. Intervening spaces filled by miscellaneous chip-carved motifs, degenerate heads, legs, barring, etc. Flat rim with two rows of nielloed triangles. Rim very worn. On back, catchplate and usual attachment for iron spring-coil. Pin missing.

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Grave ID

Ozingell

Object ID

M7276

Catalogue Number

M 7276

Material

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

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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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