Sir John Evans Centenary Project - image background is marbled paper from one of John Evans's books John Evans Numismatic Society Medal 1899

Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Frankish Brooch

Country of Origin: France

Description: Copper alloy gilt radiate-headed brooch

Dimensions: 9.5cm length x 4.7cm width

Object Period: Early Medieval

Provenance: Amiens, France

Museum Accession No.: AN1909.654

Aquisition History: Presented to the Ashmolean by Sir Arthur Evans in 1909.

Other Information: Similar types of brooches can be seen in the grave group from Picquigny (AN1909.681a-l) (These objects can be viewed on this website).