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disc brooch

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Silver-gilt plated disc brooch; nielloed border and gold appliqué with cloisonné garnet and glass cross; five shell bosses; filigree.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Avent 2
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 4.95 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The white bosses are shell - ref. unpublished British Museum science report 5362 and published - La Niece, S., ‘White inlays in Anglo-Saxon jewellery’ in Science and Archaeology Glasgow 1987 ed. Slater E.A. and Tate, J. O., BAR British Series 196, Oxford (1988) 235-246.Excavations at Wingham published in:

    Conyngham, A., 1844. Account of the opening of some Anglo-Saxon graves at Wingham in Kent. Archaeologia 30, 550-1

    Akerman, J. Y., 1855. Notes on Antiquarian Researches in the Summer and Autumn of 1851. Archaeologia 36, 177-9

    Further references in:

    Meaney, A. L. S., 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites, London: George Allen & Unwin, 140-1


  • Bibliography

    • Avent 1975 157 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016 Oct – 2017 Feb, Spain, CaixaForum Madrid, Medieval Europe,
    2017 Mar – Jun, Spain, CaixaForum Barcelona, Medieval Europe,
    2017 Jul – Oct, Spain, CaixaForum Zaragoza, Medieval Europe.

    2015 11 Dec- 10 Apr, Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Museum, Medieval Europe, power and legacy. 2014 25 Apr-26 Oct, Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities, Golden Middle Ages

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1843

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Plated disc brooch


COMPASS Title: Plated disc brooch

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