In Middle Ages Europe, 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.
Medieval Silver Circular Brooch
An incredibly fine Medieval silver circular brooch, featuring a free-moving central pin, looped at one end. The brooch appears unadorned, with the pin embellished by three incised lines. Brooches of this type have been recovered since Anglo-Saxon times, and, owing to their simplicity and ease of use, remained commonplace until at least 1400 AD.
Condition: Very Fine Condition with original pin attached.