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Disc for a Brooch: M.3-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, decorated with a design of inlaid garnets forming a circle from which radiate four triangles. Within the design are stepped cloisons with eight lapis pastes symmertically disposed.


History note: Excavated in the 19th century from a cemetery at the King's Field, Faversham, Kent

Legal notes

F. McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


6th Century, Mid
Circa 550 - Circa 600


Origin uncertain, it is not clear if this was made on the Continent or in Kent

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of paste ( imitating lapis lazuli) garnets ( inlaid)

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1904
Primary reference Number: 118986
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 11 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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