Annular Brooch

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.53 mm
Weight: 1.64 g
Diameter: 18.84 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Dover (District) 
Parish or ward: Ripple (Civil Parish)

An incomplete 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.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
 Personal details
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th March 2019
Saxon Shore MDC - Arable