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Anglo-Saxon gold and garnet brooch

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An image of Jewellery/brooch. The front is made of gold plates and the disc at the back of silver. Front: in the centre is a high boss. Round it are four equidistant sockets and between these a cruciform design of garnets on concentric circles. Back: round the edge a band of zoomorphic pattern, similar to that on the back of the Crundale Buckle in the British Musem. The hinge and socket of pin extant. Diameter 8.2cm, thickness 1.1cm, circa 540-560. Anglo-Saxon. Excavated in the 19th century from a cemetery at the King's Field, Faversham, Kent.

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Jewellery/brooch. The front is made of gold plates and the disc at the back of silver. Front: in the centre is a high boss. Round it are four equidistant sockets and between these a cruciform design of garnets on concentric circles. Back: round the edge a band of zoomorphic pattern, similar to that on the back of the Crundale Buckle in the British Musem. The hinge and socket of pin extant. Diameter 8.2cm, thickness 1.1cm, circa 540-560. Anglo-Saxon. Excavated in the 19th century from a cemetery at the King's Field, Faversham, Kent.

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  • Accession Number: M.2-1904
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/29.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1021 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Aperture 3.1.1
  • Filesize: 202.70kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 29/1
  • Captured: 2008:05:13 13:58:59

Key words

6th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC Anglo-Saxon brooch circular concentric cruciform Early Medieval English Fitz_AA garnet gold jewellery jewelry Medieval round Silver zoomorphic

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