Anglo-Saxon 'Narrow Band' Pair of Annular Brooches 018873

Anglo-Saxon 'Narrow Band' Pair of Annular Brooches 018873
Anglo-Saxon 'Narrow Band' Pair of Annular Brooches
Copper-alloy, 2.12/1.23 grams, 42.04/41.77 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A pair of annular brooches of similar size but different construction. The first brooch is formed as a plate with about 10mm overlap at the junction, which is secured by a small rivet; the iron pin has corroded, filling the attachment hole and leaving a ferrous trace on the opposing side of the plate; decoration is in the form of a series of punched annulets. The second brooch is somewhat narrower in the band, and the about 12mm overlap is not riveted (it may have been soldered); the pin hole is void, but there are traces of ferrous deposits on both faces of the brooch; decoration is in the form of radiating punched lines. Brooches of this type were worn in pairs at the shoulders to secure the tubular peplos dress; they are not especially durable and may have needed replacing, as appears to have been the case here. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), BAR British Series 230, 1993, p.87 item 10.28. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Droxford, Hampshire, England.

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