Medieval Bronze Annular Brooch


A Medieval annular ring brooch cast in bronze. The brooch is composed of a free-moving central pin, looped at one end and tapered to a point at the other end, attached to a circular, unadorned brooch. A band of small incised lines decorate the head of the pin.

Date: Circa 12th-15th Century AD
Provenance: from a private Wiltshire jewellery collection, acquired on the Uk and European art market between 1986-1994.
Condition: Fine condition. Some patination on the surface.


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During the medieval period, the wearing of brooch was very fashionable, with the buckle pinned at the neck as a fastener. Brooches of annular form were used by both men and women from the 12th century onwards, becoming extremely popular during the 13th and 14th centuries. Usually they were made of bronze or silver, and in some cases even gold.

Such brooches were in use in Anglo-Saxon times, and, owing to their simplicity and ease of use, remained commonplace until at least 1400 AD.

Weight 3.09 g
Dimensions W 2.1 cm



Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item number 1892,0901.777

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