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.


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

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