Bronze Penannular Brooch A bronze penannular brooch with round-section band terminating in discoid lug terminals which once w.. Product #: AS-1719 Regular price: $60.00 $60.00 In Stock
Bronze Penannular Brooch

Bronze Penannular Brooch

Product Code: AS-1719
Length: 5.5CM
Width: 7CM

£60.00

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A bronze penannular brooch with round-section band terminating in discoid lug terminals which once would have been adorned with a decorative glass bead or stone; the pin a round-section rod with flattened end coiled around the band. The Celtic brooch, more properly called the penannular brooch, and its closely related type, the pseudo-penannular brooch, are types of brooch clothes fasteners, often rather large. The brooches were worn by both men and women, usually singly at the shoulder by men and on the breast by women, and with the pin pointing up; an Irish law code says that in...

A bronze penannular brooch with round-section band terminating in discoid lug terminals which once would have been adorned with a decorative glass bead or stone; the pin a round-section rod with flattened end coiled around the band. The Celtic brooch, more properly called the penannular brooch, and its closely related type, the pseudo-penannular brooch, are types of brooch clothes fasteners, often rather large. The brooches were worn by both men and women, usually singly at the shoulder by men and on the breast by women, and with the pin pointing up; an Irish law code says that in the event of injury from a pin to another person, the wearer is not at fault if the pin did not project too far and the brooch was worn in these ways by the sexes.

Circa 10th-12th century AD.

For similar see: British museum, accession number 1909,6-24,2

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