One of our readers recently discovered a beautiful brooch and submitted the images to us for publication. Enjoy Mariusz Jazdzyk of Team of Yorkshires brooch.
Mariusz writes ” this is a Medieval brooch, around the first half of the fourteenth century. The brooch consists of three arches, referring to Gothic architecture. Between each of them there is an acorn-shaped tab. One of them was adapted to attach a needle. The most popular medieval brooches had a round shape. Such as this are also known but rarer and usually consist of four or six arches. This type of brooch was used by both men and women. They were used to tie tunics, dresses and capes, usually around the neck. In this case, most likely, we are dealing with a brooch for a women’s dress, it is not big enough for a cape for a male rider. Items of this type have often been given, for example as an engagement gift”
Thanks to Mariusz and Team of Yorkshire for submitting the image.