Dating from the 13th - 15th century, these lovely little ring brooches (or annular brooch) 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 has been decorated with a clearly defined punched annulet detailing.
Lightly decorated, the brooch is cast in bronze and measures c. 19mm in diameter.
DELICATE MEDIEVAL RING BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market in 2017. Previously the property of an Essex gentleman.