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Brooches
Shaped brooches with and without stones

Brooches varied enormously in size, and could be tiny, smaller than a finger nail. Ring-brooches were made of costly gold or silver, or of much cheaper copper or pewter. They were worn mostly until the late fourteenth century, when changing fashions in dress included more closely tailored clothes and the growing use of button fastenings.

Ring Brooch
with fleur-de-lys


Object
: Ring-brooch
Culture: Medieval, c. 1250 - 1350 AD
Country/Area of Origin: Normandy, France
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 39.2mm x 2.4mm
Weight: 6.5g
Notes: The brooch was found in France by a metal detector user who lives in Saint-Lo in Normandy, Northern France. It is dated at the same time of Edward the Black Prince and Richard II. This example is bold, large and silver-gilt. The terminals are fleur shaped having significance with the emblemen of the Virgin Mary. Such a brooch would have been worn by a noble lady. The brooch is intact and in excellent condition. As seen on the sculpture representing the Synagogue, Bamburg Cathedral, Germany.

Lozenge brooch
with knops

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 37mm diameter
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Lozenge-shaped ring brooch with single row of circular punched decoration. Each point of the lozenge terminates in a knop and three etched lines. Pin is complete and working.

Lozenge brooch
with wire pin


Object: Lozenge brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 30mm diameter
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Circular punched decoration. Wire pin is complete and moves freely although due to nature of not matching the brooch, may be a replacement pin..

Brooch, square-shaped with pin and wriggle work

Object: Square brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 15mm diameter.
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Circular punched decoration. Pin is complete and moves freely.

Octofoil brooch
with arches

Object: Annular Brooch
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: Canterbury, Kent, UK
Material:
Size: 40mm diameter
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Found near Canterbury, Kent, UK in 1976. 8 arched segments with small points. Pin is complete and moves freely.

Quatrefoil brooch
with punched decoration

Object: Quatrefoil brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Thretford, Norfolk, UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 30mm diameter
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Found near Thretford, Norfolk, UK in 1988. Brooch has a raised face with punched circular decoration. Pin is absent.

Lozenge brooch
with etchings

Object: Lozenge brooch
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 27mm diameter
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Etched decoration of no specific design. Pin is complete and moves freely. The structure of the pin indicated that these etchings may be the back of the brooch and therefore may be not deliberate markings but those caused when in situ or on collection.


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