Medieval Ring Brooch from Pit 20

ring_broochIn our continuing excavation of the water-borne gravels surrounding the timber beam in the extended Pit 20, we have found this medieval ring- brooch pictured to the left. The gravel layer is where most of our finds occur although metal objects, apart from nails are rare.

The brooch shows signs of silver-plating of which a few flecks remain and there is an indistinct design incised into the metal ring. The brooch was discovered during routine sieving operations on the gravel by member Laureen Pearce who also took the photograph.

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