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Record ID: SUR-A704D2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval brooch, consisting of a hoop, triangular in section, set with a collett at the top accommodating a coloured stone and terminating in a pair of clasped hands. The hands were designed to hold a stone, probably a pearl, which has now perished. The two registers formed by the triangular sections are engraved with letters that read + PAR CEST PRESENT M VERWSRENTENS (By/with this present.....) The meaning of this (rhyming?) French inscription is unclear but it almost certainly signifies a gift between two lovers. The brooch is gold and dates from the thirteenth century. Dimens…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'chiddingstone', grid reference and parish protected.

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