Brooch card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Brooch

M6649

Currently not on display

Information

Bow brooch of silver gilt. It has a rectangular headplate with a worn relief border and an inner frame with remains of nielloed triangles, double on outer, single on the inner. At the centre there are two crude spirals, around the outer panel lines with cross-ties, all in deep chip-carving. There are triple ridges down the sides of the bow and at the sides of the oval footplate; the bow has two rows of nielloed triangles down a median ridge; the foot has a diagonal fret pattern. The end of the foot is broken and the plate is soldered onto the back to re-attach the foot. At the back there are twin lugs for the missing iron spring-coil and a broken catchplate.