- Museum number
Disc brooch - composite: gilt silver upper sheet; cruciform arrangement of triangular collared garnets around central filigree boss, and between the arms pairs of studs, one of each pair set with green glass; cast tinned copper alloy rim with zigzag decoration, and copper alloy base-plate.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.30 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
- On display (G41/dc18/sA)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number