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Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Early Medieval Brooch

Country of Origin: Italy

Description: Large silver gilt zoomorphic style radiate-headed brooch with eight garnets, and tendril ornament on the head and foot.

Dimensions: 15.4cm length x 7cm width

Object Period: Early Medieval

Provenance: Italy

Museum Accession No.: AN1909.775

Aquisition History: Purchased by Sir John Evans under Lot 17, as part of the Nesbitt Collection, in Italy in 1887. Presented to the Ashmolean by Sir Arthur Evans in 1909.

Other Information: This brooch is very similar to one found at Amiens in France (AN1909.654) (This object can be viewed on this website).