Kendal Museum has acquired this medieval silver annular brooch that dates from the thirteenth century.
The brooch is unusual as it still has an intact pin. The frame of the brooch is plain and without decoration. The pin tapers to a point, which rests on the frame. The other end of the pin encircles the frame and has a collar. This lies flush against the attachment loop and is decorated with punched circles. The landowner kindly donated her share of the reward to Kendal Museum after the find was considered a 'treasure trove'.
Details of the brooch:
Dimensions: diameter of frame 21 mm, height of frame 2 mm, length of pin 22 mm.
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure
Treasure case tracking number: 2012T263
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1300
Dimensions and weight:
Diameter: 21 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd April 2012
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