Anglo-Saxon 'Roundels' Disc Brooch 018876

Anglo-Saxon 'Roundels' Disc Brooch 018876
Anglo-Saxon 'Roundels' Disc Brooch
Copper-alloy, 9.43 grams, 34.36 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A cast disc brooch with incised concentric circle decoration containing punched pellet details: four in the central ring, sixteen in the middle and seven visible (previously eight?) in the outer ring. There are traces of gilding and enamel within the pellets. There is a central perforation; the pin lug and catchplate are present on the reverse. Disc brooches are a unique Anglo-Saxon fastener type without continental parallels, occurring mostly in the southern part of England and especially the upper Thames Valley. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), BAR British Series 230, 1993, p.63 item 4.32. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Kent, England.
 
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