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disc brooch / disc

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Circular base silver disc, slightly convex, gilded on the front with a silver dome-headed rivet through the centre. Reserved border decorated with circular punches. Reserved cross in centre, also decorated with circular punches, creating four panels with chip-carved, counter-relief interlace decoration. Circular rivet holes towards the edge of the disc at two opposing arms of the cross. The object may be part of a brooch with a one-piece pin.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 41 millimetres
    • Thickness: 1.2 millimetres
    • Weight: 10.05 grammes
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2014 6 Mar-22 Jun, London, British Museum, Viking: Life and Legend

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Metal detector find.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 2011T530 (Treasure Number)
    • NARC-E11208 (PAS Database Number)


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