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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Early Historic pennanular brooch terminal (fragment)

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

This is a fragment from a large penannular brooch, and one of two decorative terminals.  It would have been used to fasten a cloak or similar garment round the shoulders.  Found by metal detector and allocated to the Stewartry Museum by the Treasure Trove Advisory Panel.

 

Flat, gilded copper alloy circular terminal plate with incised interlaced decoration, and a blue glass bead set centrally.

Materials/Media:
copper alloy, with gilt
Dimensions:
width 30mm, depth 1mm, length 40mm
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Accession number:
STEWM:1998.67.01
Digital Number:
SWAC006n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council