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tutulus brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    ML.2165-2166

  • Description

    Silver tutulus brooches, pair, with copper alloy base plate. Each brooch consists of a cone of silver sheet, flanged around the base and narrowing to a ribbed cylindrical stem with applied disc terminal, decorated with a niello-inlaid cross in a circle with a dot in each quadrant.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC-5thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 3.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)

    Provenance:
    Found in dép. Marne, "on the Aisne side", France; MS Album (vol. 2, pl. 63) gives only "Aisne"

    MS Album reference:
    MOREL L. and GASTEBOIS E. n.d., Matériaux pour l'histoire de la Champagne Souterraine, ou 30 années de fouilles archéologiques dans la Marne, 1862-1892, vol. 1: Epoque gauloise; vol. 2: Epoques diverses. Unpublished MSS in the Bibliothèque Carnegie (shelfmarks: CH.G.63-64), Reims

    Published:
    SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 150
    ROEDER F. 1930. Typologisch-Chronologische Studien zu Metallsachen der Völkerwanderungszeit, Jahrbuch des Prov. Mus. Hannover 5, Hanover, p. 78, fig. 46, pl. 11:1
    BÖHME H.W. 1974. Germanische Grabfunde des 4. bis 5. Jahrhunderts zwischen unterer Elbe und Loire. Studien zur Chronologie und Bevölkerungsgeschichte, 2 vols, Münchner Beiträge zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte 19. Munich, vol. I, p. 322 no. 177, p. 348 no. 12, vol. II, pl. 127:10 and 11

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Terminal of 2165 is glued on

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1901

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    ML.2165-2166

  • Additional IDs

    • OA.639
Silver tutulus brooches, pair, with copper alloy base plate. Each brooch consists of a cone of silver sheet, flanged around the base and narrowing to a ribbed cylindrical stem with applied disc terminal, decorated with a niello-inlaid cross in a circle with a dot in each quadrant.

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