copper-alloy annular brooch of Medieval date, c. AD
1200 - 1400. It has an annular frame that is D-shaped in section with flat
reverse and rounded front face. The brooch has an incomplete pin. There is a
single transverse grooved pin rest opposite the pin constriction. Evenly spaced
around the frame are four oval collets, two of which retain a white paste, but
all are missing their stones if set with those. Between each of the collets the
frame sinks slightly.
There is a direct
parallel recorded on the database as SF-F8BE86.
This type of brooch dates to the Medieval period and there are a number of
parallel examples from Meols (Griffiths et al., 2007: no. 1722) and London (LMMC
pl. LXXVIII.1) of c.13th-14th century AD date.