About this object

One of a pair of two fibulae, the other being M6235. Made from white metal (possibly silver) made in one piece from wire, thinner for pin than back, coiled for spring, and hammered out to make catch-plate. Decorated with groups of three transverse grooves.

They were associated with a female inhumation containing a very large composite brooch (M6226: the Kingston Brooch), a gold shield-shaped pendant, the remains of a box, a thin iron chatelaine, a Frankish pottery vessel and metal bowl with trivet, a hanging bowl and a palm cup.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Anglo-Saxon
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    7th Century AD
  • Materials
    Silver
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Bryan Rev Faussett
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent
  • Date collected
    1771-08-05
  • Measurements
    36 mm
  • Related people
    Bryan Rev Faussett (Collector, previous owner); Godfrey Faussett (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1854
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Godfrey Faussett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: By descent
    Owned until: 1854
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Bryan Rev Faussett

    Owned from: 1771-08-05
    How acquired: Collected
    Owned until: 1776-10-10
    Disposal method: Bequest
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