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Roman copper-alloy gilt disc brooch with missing ?glass inlay

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:08 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Roman bronze disc brooch, diameter 4.2cm. Decorated on front by a central cast cell, which evidently once held a stone now lost, and co-centric with it two cast ridges (one on rim itself). Flat zones between ridges have punched ornament of formal kind; mainly borders of SSS decoration. Front, except for central cell, has been gilded. Back tinned. Back has remains of a catchplate and broken pin attachment on raised ridge; iron stain around perforated lug suggest coil at least iron.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave 87

Object ID

M6084

Catalogue Number

M 6084

Material

copper alloy, gilt, inlay, glass, white metal (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, gilt, tinned, iron, stone) (Antiquarian Material; copper, gilt)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

Roman 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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