Brooch card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Brooch

M6062

Currently not on display

Information

Disc brooch Avent class 2.2. It has a central setting filled with white paste, three radiating wedge-shaped cells with flat garnets set on chequered gold foil. In between the garnet, the ornament is of three stylised Style I creatures reduced to 'helmet' heads, short double-barred body, and leg bent over back. The brooch is encircled by a nicked ridge, and a flat rim with two rows of nielloed triangles. At the back there is a usual attachment for a missing spring-coil and pin. The rust in that area suggests that this was an iron pin. The catchplate is broken.