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Inlaid white metal and iron disc brooch

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posted on 27.10.2021, 13:26 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Card 1: Silver and iron disc brooch set with garnets, diam. 2.4cm. 10 wedge shaped flat garnets, mounted on chequered gold foil, and set in silver cloisons radiate from a central round cell which is now empty - it once contained a 'green stone', perhaps a green-stained white inlay. The silver rim has petal-shaped scallops down sides. Backplate iron. Slight trace of iron brooch fastenings, but imperfect.Examined by V.R. Richard. See his notes.Card 2: small circular fibula, about 1 inch in diameter. Raised central boss, set with green stone, from this radiate 10 garnets of nearly triangular shape. Back plated with silver. diam. 2.4cm. Iron rim - back plate, damaged, pin catch missing. Central setting missing.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 148

Object ID

KAS398

Catalogue Number

KAS 398

Material

white metal, iron, garnet, gold, inlay (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, iron, garnets, gold foil, inlay) (Antiquarian Material; stone, garnets, silver)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

other brooches (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; fibula)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

brooch

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