5th-century, Anglo-Saxon gold disc brooch
- Object Number: STKMG:2007.LH.5
- Simple: brooch
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- Summary: 5th-century, Anglo-Saxon gold disc brooch. The circular base plate supports a crouching feline being 'bitten' by a pair of fanged-jaw animal heads. Recovered during metal detecting near Lichfield, Staffs., and reported and purchased through the Treasure Act (1996). BM ref. no.: 2005 T94.
- Terms:Early Medieval
- Additional Notes: The object consists of a circular base-plate of gold sheet with a three-dimensional figure of a crouching, four-legged animal (a feline?) mounted along the diameter and buttressed by a pair of supporting zoomorphic heads on either side that rise and curve inwards from the base. The base has a decorative filigree border formed by two beaded wires with a thicker beaded wire soldered between and on top of them, just inside the edge of the disc.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery