Medieval Ring Brooch

Dating from the 13th - 15th century, this lovely little ring brooch (or annular brooch)  would have been worn to secure thin cloth (typically underclothes) well into the 15th century. The wire-like construction of these brooches made it difficult for them to hold any ornamentation, although sometimes they were constructed with small gems held in protrusions called 'turrets'.

Provenance

The brooch is cast in bronze and measures c. 3cm in diameter.

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