This is a rather handsome medieval gold-gilded ring brooch, dating to the 12th - 13th century AD. The brooch is intact with the original pin, with a knobbed collar, decorated with a repeated pattern of engraved cruciform design. Such brooches would have been used to secure clothing, before the use of buttons. It is a good excavated example, originally found in Kent.
OBJECT: Ring Brooch
DATE: c. 1150 - 1250 A.D.
MATERIAL: Copper-alloy, mercurial gold gilded.
SIZE: 26.46mm x 48.10mm (open) x 4.47mm
WEIGHT: 8.47 grams
PROVENANCE: Found in Kent. United Kingdom.
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