Dating from the 13th - 15th century, these lovely little penannular brooches were worn to secure thin clothed clothing (typically underclothes) well into the 15th century. The wire-like construction of these brooches made it difficult for them to hold any ornamentation, although in this piece, the flat-sectioned body of the brooch retains its scrolled finials, reminiscent of Saxon or Viking penannular brooches.


Displaying an unusual saw-tooth decoration, the brooch is cast in bronze and measures c. 30mm in diameter.


  • Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market in 2017. Previously the property of an Essex gentleman.