- Museum number
Copper alloy disc brooch. The brooch has a billeted border within which is a backward-looking animal with open mouth and a bump for an ear. The mane is shaggy and there are four strap-like legs, each terminating in three paws. The surface of the brooch is much worn. The back is plain, save for the catch-plate and loop of a (now missing) pin. The hook of the catch-plate is now closed, giving it the appearance of a loop.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.90 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- Wilson 1964
See pp. 36, 52 and pl. XXXII.
Bibliography: Brøndsted, J. (1924) 'Early English Ornament', London/Copenhagen, 146; 'Victoria History of the Counties of England: Suffolk', i, 348.
- On display (G41/dc3/sA)
- Exhibition history
1978-1979 17 Nov-1 Apr, Germany, Hamburg, Helms Museum-Hamburgisches Museum fur Vor-und Fruhgeschichte, Sachsen und Angelsachsen
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number