Ring Brooches without stones
Ring brooch
with cirles and squares


Object
: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval, 12th-13th century
Country/Area of Origin: Swaffham, Norfolk. England
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 19.62mm diameter x 0.61mm width
Weight: 1.16g

Notes: Described as "a wonderful medieval silver-gilt 'betrothal' ring-brooch."Ex S. Saunders Collection. Pin intact and moves freely. Large traces of gold gilding survives. Excellent condition.
Ring Brooch
with 8 globules


Object
: Ring Brooch
Culture: Medieval. c1250-1350
Country/Area of Origin: England
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 15.9mm diameter x 1.95mm width
Weight: 1.4 grams

Notes: Octofoil ring brooch with 8 decorated globules. Described as "a wonderful medieval silver-gilt 'betrothal' ring-brooch, dating to the 13th-14th century." Ex Tom Cederlind Collection Item #AR629 GBP385.00. (Portland, OR) Originally found in England. Octagonal ring brooch described as a Bethrothal brooch. Unbroken ring. Original pin intact and works freely, traces of gold gilding remain.
Ring brooch with lozenge panels

Object
: Ring Brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: France
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 22.18mm diameter x 2.63mm width
Weight: 1.7 grams

Notes: Ex Private collection of brooches from Essex Item #600 at GBP280.00. Described as "a wonderful medieval silver-gilt 'betrothal' ring-brooch, dating to the 13th - 14th century." It is a fine piece, intact with the original pin. The ring is made from a solid silver rod, decorated with applied lozenge panels and beads. Each quarter has alternating rosette bezels and punch decorated knops. The silver pin contained within a constriction, has a decorated collar and sword shaped point. The brooch still retains partial mercurial gold gilding.
Double ring brooch
with two pins


Object
: Double ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th century
Country/Area of Origin: Netherlands
Material: Silver
Size: 19.86mm x 10.02mm x 1.19mm (open 37.72mm)
Weight: 0.9 grams

Notes: Ex R Davies Collection from Northhamptonshire, UK, Item #577 bought for GBP300.00 It is of an unusual shape, formed from two brooches joined as one. Brooches of this size were mainly worn by ladies to secure a veil or wimple. The size would be suited for silks or very fine linen except the pin suggest a light wool. Generally silver annular brooches are rare. We find around 1 for every 100 in bronze which seem to make up the majority of recorded specimens. This is the only brooch I have seen of this type. Possibly as a special commission or gift.

Ring brooch
with half twist

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material: Silver, gold gilding
Size: 15mm diameter

Notes: Silver-gilt ring brooch with half twist. Large amount of gilding remains. The twisted half of the brooch is circular while the plain half of the brooch rises to a triangular point centrally. The pin is absent.

Ring brooch
with etched lines

Object: Annular ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Britain. UK.
Material: Pewter, gold gilding
Size: 20mm diameter
Weight:

Notes: Annular ring brooch. Pin is original, complete and moves freely.. Etched lines on each side of pin. Ex Thames River find, London. From a small collection originally formed in the 1980's. Almost the entire of the gold gilding is intact.

Ring Brooch

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th -14th century
Country/Area of Origin: Norfolk UK.
Material: Bronze, gold gilding
Size: 16.5mm diameter. 3mm thick.
Weight: 2.25 grams.

Notes: Traces of gold gilding remain. Pin is complete and moves freely.

Ring brooch

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval.
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 18mm diameter

Notes:
possible item 6583. Brooch and pin are undecorated and unbroken and in working order.

Ring brooch
Fede style

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 40mm x 36mm

Notes: Pin is undecorated, complete and moves freely. The body of the brooch is undecorated. Directly opposite to the brooch pin is a small tongue similar to the fede style brooch.

Ring brooch
with etched lines

Object: Annular ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material: Bronze.
Size: 17mm diameter

Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Annular ring brooch. Pin broken but also included. Etched lines in 2 triangles on each side of pin.

Ring brooch
with no decoration

Object: Annular ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Country/Area of Origin: England. UK.
Material:
Size: 40mm diameter

Notes: Pin complete and moves freely. Tiny traces of gilding. Brooch is entirely undecorated.

Ring brooch
with 5 knobs

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Norman
Country/Area of Origin: Canterbury, Kent
Material: Bronze
Size: 20mm diameter

Notes: ex-Winters Collection. Found near Canterbury in 1986. Pin complete and working. 5 globule knobs. Brooch is quite thin and likely to have been pressed rather than cast. Traces of reddish brown which may be enamel.

Brooch pin
from ring brooch


Object
: Brooch pin
Culture: Medieval. 13th - 14th century
Country/Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 30mm length

Notes: The plate is gold gilded with 4 large decorative ball rivets. When new it would have sat inside a ring brooch.

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