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Kentish disc brooch

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posted on 27.10.2021, 13:26 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Card 1: Silver-gilt circular brooch with garnets and shell, diam. 2.5cm. Rim with double row of nielloed triangles, four triangular cells set with garnets on die-stamped chequered foil (2 garnets now missing, and in one no foil left), circular central cell set with flat setting of white (green stained) with impression of missing ring. Chip carved decoration between garnets, 2 helmet heads, 2 grooves, inside nicked ridges. Behind normal catchplate and pit attachements, catch broken.Card 2: 2 circular fibulae, one of peculiar and archaic type.i. diam. 2.5cm, 2 cms of cross between garnets contain helmeted style I heads.ii. max. width 1.5cm. Damaged at back - silver back plate, frame. Cloisons silver gilt.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 158

Object ID

KAS404

Catalogue Number

KAS 404

Material

gold, white material, white metal, garnet, inlay, niello (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, gilt, garnets, shell, niello, foil) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

Kentish brooch (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; brooch) (Antiquarian Keyword; fibula)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

brooch

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