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Iron disc brooch: composite; large, with three concentric zones of silver inlaid decoration and bossed with cruciform arrangement of five domed-head copper alloy rivets (two heads of outer ones missing); "honeycomb" pattern around central rivet, then T-shapes in arcs and dotted step pattern and outer border of dotted, interlocked L-shapes; copper alloy base-plate.
- Production date
Diameter: 6.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Unrecorded, but said to be from "the district of the Rhine and Moselle", Germany; recent research has shown that the vendor has been notoriously unreliable.
Given by The Friends of The British Museum
Acquired from David Reiling of Mainz through Max Rosenheim
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 157
- On display (G41/dc18/sA)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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