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Copper-alloy radiate-headed brooch

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:07 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze radiate brooch, length 5.7cm. Three-part knobs, headplate with grooved border enclosing crude double spiral motive - zig-zag down sides of bow; alternating diagonal and chequer motifs at side of foot. Hole pierced in top of head, 2 rivet-holes with iron remaining at top of foot, probably attempt to replace catchplate. On back of head double attachment lugs with remains of iron spring-coil.Late 5th/early 6th-century continental type. – B.B.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave Unk

Object ID

M7096

Catalogue Number

M 7096

Material

copper alloy, iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, iron) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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other brooches (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

brooch

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