Brooches
Other shaped brooches without stones - 9

Ring Brooch
with fleur-de-lys

BR01

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.
Ring Brooch
with leaves

BR02

Object
:
Ring brooch
Culture:
Medieval. 14th century.
Country/Area of Origin: poss Yorkshire, England.
Material: Bronze
Size:
25mm x 26mm
Weight: 4.58g

Notes: Seller bought this brooch in a group with other items from Yorkshire, but is uncertain if this item is also from Yorkshire. Brooch is quatrefoil shaped with four leaves radiating. Original pin is present and moves freely.

Octofoil brooch
with arches
BR03

Object: Annular Brooch
Culture: Medieval
Country/Area of Origin: Canterbury, Kent, UK
Material:
Size: 40mm diameter
Weight: 10.18g
.
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
BR04

Object: Quatrefoil brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: Thretford, Norfolk, UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 30mm diameter
Weight: 2.84g

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 knops
BR05

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 37mm diameter
Weight: 2.47g

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
BR06


Object
: Lozenge brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 30mm diameter
Weight: 3.64g

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..
Lozenge brooch
with 12 dimples
BR07


Object: Lozenge brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 22mm diameter
Weight: 2.91g
.
Notes: ex-Winters Collection. 12 dimples, one of which houses the piercing for the pin. Pin is bent but complete and moves freely. The dimples show no trace of any adhesive residue, but may have had glass stones set into them, although the angle of them suggests that they may be purely decorative.

Lozenge brooch
with etchings
BR08

Object: Lozenge brooch
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK
Material: Bronze
Size: 27mm diameter
Weight: 2.45g

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.

Square Brooch
with pin and wriggle work
BR09

Object: Square brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze
Size: 15mm diameter
Weight: 1.88g

Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Brooch is complete and intact. Square shaped frame with bevelled edges. One row of circular punched decoration. Pin is complete and moves freely.

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