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Inlaid disc brooch

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:52 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Jewelled silver disc brooch (Frankish), diam. 2.7cm. Constructional details obscured by wax used to reinforce it, but eveidently it had an iron or iron and silver backplate, and a silver rim enclosing silver cloisons set with flat garnets on past backing and chequered gold foil. Pattern of two concentric circles inside rim, divided by straight cloisons, 8 dividing outermost sector, 4 the next sector, but cloisons staggered. In centre, a tiny roundel set with cabochon white paste(?).On Mayer card: M 7277?It is clear from the Gatty Slip that this object should be M 7277, not M 7275A as catalogued on the Mayer card and repeated by SCH. – B.B.

History

Grave ID

Ozingell

Object ID

M7275a

Catalogue Number

M 7277

Material

white metal, white material, gold, iron, garnet, inlay (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, iron, gold foil, white paste, cloison) (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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