Dating from the 13th - 15th century, this lovely little decorated 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'.
The brooch is cast in bronze and measures c. 2.5cm in diameter.
A lovely little gift for the history enthusiast.
MEDIEVAL RING BROOCH
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market in 2017.