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Medieval Annular Brooch

Another find for Kendal Museum

Kendal Museum will soon acquire 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 is kindly donating her share of the reward to Kendal Museum.

Morag Clement Archaeology Curator says "we are delighted to soon acquire the annular brooch for display in Kendal Museum and that the brooch has been designated treasure trove".

Details of the brooch:
Dimensions: diameter of frame 21 mm, height of frame 2 mm, length of pin 22 mm.
Class: Annular
Subsequent actions
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details:
Treasure case tracking number: 2012T263
Chronology
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
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates:
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd April 2012

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