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Enamelled copper-alloy ring brooch

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:08 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Roman ring brooch, overall diam. 3.5cm. Consists of a cast recessed ring, with open centre, inlaid with red and pale green (or perhaps originally white) enamel in wedges, but much deteriorated. Around the edge cast in one with ring, are 5 lobes (originally 6 - one knocked off in antiquity and break worn) which have likewise had enamel in them. The colour now is orange, and may be original. One lug more solid and setting smaller - behind it is the double pierced lug attachment for the pin coil. On the opposite lug are the remains of the catchpate. Pin missing.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave 67

Object ID

M6063

Catalogue Number

M 6063

Material

copper alloy, enamel (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; enamel) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

Roman brooch (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; fibula subnectens)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

brooch

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