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Pair of Kentish disc brooches

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Pair of silver-gilt circular brooches (Leeds Class La) from same mould. Diam. 2.5cm. Central cell with white paste, three radiating wedge-shaped cells with flat garnets on chequered gold foil. Between three Style I creatures with helmet heads (2 with nose bars, one without), schematic body and upraised leg. Enclosed by nicked ridge inside flat rim with single row of nielloed triangles. No trace of wear. On back normal simple catchplate, on M 7351 broken attachment for missing pin - attachment itself missing on M 7375.

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Grave ID

Pos

Object ID

M7375

Catalogue Number

M 7351 & M 7375

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

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

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Category ID

brooch

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