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Ring Brooches with stones
or potential settings for stones

Ring brooch
with 3 glass stones

RBWS01

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval, 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Bronze, blue glass
Size: 23mm diameter
Weight: 1.75 grams

Notes: The brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular piercing for the pin. It has six collets with decorative line markings in between. Three blue glass stones remain intact consectutively, indicating that the other stones may also have been blue. The wire pin is unbroken and works freely.

Wire pin may be a replacement for the original based on material and the way the pin is attached with the wire to the front.

Ring brooch
with 2 glass discs
RBWS02

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th-15th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 22mm diameter
Weight: 2.33 grams

Notes: The frame is complete and unbroken. The pin is complete and working although bent. Brooch has eight raised collets. Two flat slices of glass disc are present, one green, one clear. Residue of adhesive is present in 6 collets.

Metal detector find.

Ring brooch
with 2 glass stones

RBWS03

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: bronze, blue glass
Size: 18mm diameter
Weight: 1.26 grams

Notes: The brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular piercing for the pin. It has six collets with decorative line markings in between. Two blue glass stones remain intact consectutively, indicating that the other stones may also have been blue. The wire pin is broken. Wire pin may be a replacement for the original.

Traces of glue, most likely calcium carbonate paste remain in several of the collets.

Ring brooch
with 11 collets

RBWS04

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK

Material: Bronze
Size: 33mm diameter
Weight: 5.35 grams

Notes: The brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular recess for the pin. It has eleven shallow collets which perhaps would have held glass stones. Traces of calcium carbonate paste remains in some of the collets. The pin has a collar towards the base and is almost complete with the very tip missing and moves freely.

Size and sturdiness of the brooch indicate that it would be suitable for woolen clothing or for use as a cloak pin.

Ring brooch
with 6 collets

RBWS05

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material:
Size: 27mm diameter
Weight: 1.89 grams

Notes: Brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular piercing for a pin. The brooch has six medium high collets, some with remaining traces of calcium carbonate adhesive which would have held glass stones. There are six, flat undecorated lobes in between the collets. The pin is absent.

Ring brooch
with 6 collets
RBWS06

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 22mm diameter
Weight: 4.11 grams

Notes: Brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular piercing for a pin. Brooch has two rows of circular dotted punches between the six low collets. Pin is absent. Collets all contain traces of calcium carbonate which would have been used to glue glass stones into the collets.

Ring brooch
with 6 stone collets
RBWS07

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 22mm diameter
Weight: 2.79 grams

Notes: Brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular piercing for a pin. Brooch has two rows of circular dotted punches between the six low collets. Pin is only partially complete.
Collets all contain traces of calcium carbonate which would have been used to glue glass stones into the collets.

Ring brooch
with 6 collets
RBWS08

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 25mm diameter
Weight: 3.96 grams

Notes: Brooch frame is complete and unbroken with a singular piercing for a pin. Brooch has two rows of circular dotted punches between the six low collets. Pin is only partially complete. Collets all contain traces of an orange substance instead of the usual whitish one found on many other atrifacts.

Ring brooch
with 8 turrets
RBWS09

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 20mm diameter
Weight: 3.07 grams

Notes: Brooch frame is complete and largely undamaged with a singular piercing for a pin, which is present but is broken near the brooch body. There are 8 turretted collets, one with traces of calcium carbonate adhesive, and eight flatter segments in between them which splay out in a star shape. When new this brooch would have had glass stones or enamel.

Similar to: PAS. Find Identified, Leahy & Lewis, Item KENT-964818 from Little Chart, Kent, dated at between 1250 and 1400.
Similar to: British Museum Object. Type: annular brooch. Museum number: 1893,0601.287. Description- Annular brooch; bronze; form of hollow-sided square hoop of triangular section with raised circular setting in centre of each side; small tubular setting in each corner, pastes missing; pin hinged in one corner. Cultures/periods- Late Medieval. Findspot- Found/Acquired: Dorset: Spetisbury. Materials-bronze. Dimensions- Width: 3.50 centimetres

Ring brooch
with 6 turrets
RBWS10

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: UK.
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 26mm diameter
Weight: 3.86 grams

Notes: The brooch frame is complete and entire. Pin is broken at the brooch join. There are 6 turret collets and 6 flat lobes. One lobe houses the pin and the remaining 5 have dimples in them.

It is unclear whether the low dimples were intended to have glass stones set into them, but it is likely due to the lack of traces of any adhesive, that these were merely decorative. The five of the six high turrets contain traces of calcium carbonate paste which would have been used to glue glass stones to the settings.

Similar to: British Museum Object. Type: annular brooch. Museum number: 1893,0601.287. Description- Annular brooch; bronze; form of hollow-sided square hoop of triangular section with raised circular setting in centre of each side; small tubular setting in each corner, pastes missing; pin hinged in one corner. Cultures/periods- Late Medieval. Findspot- Found/Acquired: Dorset: Spetisbury. Materials-bronze. Dimensions- Width: 3.50 centimetres

 

Ring brooch
with 8 collets
RBWS11

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 13th-14th century
Area of Origin: Yorkshire, UK.
Material: Bronze.
Size: 25mm diameter
Weight: 3.59 grams

Notes: The brooch frame is complete and undamaged with an apeture for a pin, which is present. The pin is slightly bent but complete and working. There are eight large circular collets. Residue of adhesive remains in the bottom of one collet. The brooch frame between the collets is plain and undecorated.

Teardop ring brooch
with 6 collets
RDWS12

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 23mm width
Weight: 3.22 grams

Notes: Tear drop shaped brooch with six collets. The brooch frame is complete and undamaged with a singular piercing for a pin. The frame has two rows of circular punched decoration between the collets. The pin is absent. The brooch would have has glass stones when new.

Ring brooch
with 6 collets
RBWS13

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Area of Origin: UK
Material: Copper alloy
Size: 20mm width
Weight: 4.24 grams

Notes: Tear drop shaped with two rows of punched circular decoration between the collets. The brooch frame is complete and undamaged with a singular piercing for a pin. The pin is absent. Traces of calcium carbonate remain in the collets which would have been used as a fixative for glass stones when the brooch was new.

Ring brooch
with 4 lobes
RBWS14

Object: Ring brooch
Culture: Medieval. 1250-1400
Area of Origin: UK.

Material: Copper alloy
Size: 35mm diameter
Weight: 3.15 grams

Notes: The brooch frame is circular with four, large semi-circlar lobes and four collets set in between them. There is a singular piercing for a pin, which is absent. Each lobe contains the remains of a post which was most likely a mounting as seen in other brooches of a similar design where a pierced pearl is set. The front face contains four circular collets which contain a white substance, most likely remains of an adhesive for glass stones.

Similar to: Almost identical to PAS WILT-06FF33


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