About this object

Rosette consisting of eleven thin petals surrounding a small conical boss, separated from it by a shallow moulded ring. The petals are spaced evenly with reserved spaces between them. The whole design is mounted on a circular base, 4.4mm thick with a concave edge and 4 moulded ridges around the circumference. Attached underneath the base is a thick, perpendicular cuboid fitting with two perforations and a concave lower edge decorated with mouldings. Two fragments of wire found with the rosette were probably originally threaded through the perforations, now no longer attached. The upper surface and sides of the base are gilded.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Rosette
  • Culture
  • Date made
    Roman (43 AD - 409 AD); 2nd Century AD; 180s AD
  • Materials
    Metal; Silver with gold gilt
  • Location
    Congleton Museum,
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Knutsford
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    3 g
Object view = Archaeology
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