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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Annular brooch

Period:
Medieval
Description:

The inscription in Lombardic lettering was a popular one, believed to protect the bearer from sudden death at a time when plagues were common throughout Europe.

The decorative elements, the lettering and the inscription all point to a 14th century date for this brooch. The brooch pin is missing.

Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
D 450mm
Source:
Rozelle House Galleries
Accession number:
AYRRH:2005.0020.0001
Digital Number:
SAAC003n
Copyright:
South Ayrshire Council