Brooch card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Brooch

M7276

Currently not on display

Information

Silver-gilt jewelled disc brooch (Leeds Class I,b). Large circular cell in centre, with corroded wire collar, and green stained and shiny shell disc in the centre, with garnet (flat) in cell in centre. Four radiating wedge-shaped cells with flat garnets surrounded by chequered gold foil; in between the garnets there are four small round cells with flat shell insets. The intervening spaces are filled by miscellaneous chip-carved motifs. The rim is flat and very worn and has with two rows of nielloed triangles. At the back there is a catchplate and an attachment for iron spring-coil. The pin is missing. Other suggestions for central material: bone (Avent) or ivory (Hawkes).