Saxon Disc Brooch?

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Two good brooches there, Alex.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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HolzHammer wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:13 am Thanks alloverover I was hoping you'd see this - I have added another photo (above) after a bit of a clean to see if I could eek out any detail... any thoughts much appreciated!
Pass Alexander, they could be very detailed, where does your imagination end ....heres a few from Mackreth :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:41 am If you rotate that last image left 120 degrees it looks like an upright cross, the whole design then being symetrical on the vertical axis, the back pin orientation also fits that too. :thumbsup:
Thanks Ian - and there are definite three roundels which add up with the symmetry too....
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alloverover wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:46 pm Pass Alexander, they could be very detailed, where does your imagination end ....heres a few from Mackreth :thumbsup:
Thanks for that - very intersting - I think I might get myself Mackreth for Christmas if available... any other brooch reference book advice would be very handy!!
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Hattatt is a great little reference book :thumbsup:
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HolzHammer wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:00 am Thanks for that - very intersting - I think I might get myself Mackreth for Christmas if available... any other brooch reference book advice would be very handy!!
Here you go Alexander :thumbsup:



https://www.abebooks.co.uk/978184217411 ... 174118/plp

Not cheap

I may well be able to help you out with a copy of Hattatts ' Iron Age and Roman Brooches' in the New Year though, still not cheap but cheaper :lol: :thumbsup:
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This paperback volume is both affordable and useful, too :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:25 pm This paperback volume is both affordable and useful, too :thumbsup:
It is good, and its cheap John, just no information in it, just line drawings :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:29 pm It is good, and its cheap John, just no information in it, just line drawings :thumbsup:
Agreed. I use it as a starting point to ID what I'm holding in me hot and sweaty, but would love to read information on the types as well. :thumbsup:

PAS no longer use Hattatt as a reference but instead use Mackreth
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figgis wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:42 pm
PAS no longer use Hattatt as a reference but instead use Mackreth
To be honest, Mackreth is difficult to use, its pretty un-user friendly with pics in one volume and info in the other, pretty difficult to find the info about the brooch your looking at :thumbdown:
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Not sure if this helps with seeing anything that can be ID'ed?
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:13 pm Not sure if this helps with seeing anything that can be ID'ed?
Looks like a lunular symbol on it, all these seem to have a similar circle at the base of the crescent.
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