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    • Primary material: Gold
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Record ID: NARC-A1014C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold pennanular brooch. The panannular frame is 26mm in diameter and 3mm wide. It is decorated with floriate design which appears to have been etched into a wider sheet and then shaped into its current form. The terminals are domed and adorned with filigree (alternate triangles and circles) and topped with a square cut green glass stone which sits atop the dome. the base and green glass have filigree borders. The frame terminals are 7.5mm in diameter and sit 5mm high. The pin is 44mm long and is attached to teh frmae by a rectangular notch allowing the frame to move freely around…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
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Record ID: NARC1175
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A very finely worked gold brooch of hollow construction, the brooch takes the form of a six-petalled flower. The obverse is engraved with a black letter inscription which reads 'EN BONE TEMPS' ('in good time'). The inscription is punctuated with foliate scrolls and would originally have contained enamel which is now lost. The reverse has a smaller six-petalled flower which is defined by areas of cross-hatching. The pin of the brooch survives in part but is broken at just over half its length. The pin is integrated into the design of the brooch, being cross-hatched or left plain wher…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC-0B6A9E
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold brooch with a plain thin frame formed into the shape of an asymmetric heart. The brooch is delicate, but complete. The frame is 1.5mm thick and eliptical in cross-section. The pin is present and is secured around the frame at the point where the side of the heart is more accentuated, or outwardly curved, and is narrowed to accomodate it. The collar of the pin is 3.5mm long and is curled around to fit the narrowed frame exactly, It has been soldered to create the impression of a solid tube. The tip of the pin touches the back of the smaller curve of the heart. Dimensions: …
Created on: Monday 10th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th October 2016
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Record ID: NARC-05D4C1
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold and garnet setting. Report done by Sonja Marzinzik of The British Museum. An Anglo-Saxon, round gold and garnet setting, now damaged. The central quatrefoil cell is now empty. It is surrounded by four semi-circular cloisons. Two of them still contain garnets (cracked) and there are garnet splinters in a third cell. The fourth cell has lost its garnet but still contains the wafered gold backing foil. A triple frame surrounds this arrangement: The plain cell border is set inside a very fine beaded wire ring and the outer edge of the object is framed by a twisted bead wire. The plai…
Created on: Monday 13th August 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farthingston', grid reference and parish protected.


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