Secular pewter badge: Ring brooch with 2 amethyst and a peridot
- Time period: 13 - 14th Century
- Origin: Netherlands
- Materials: Pewter
- Product Dimensions: 30mm diameter
Ring brooches were very common throughout the 13th & 14th centuries, having a practical function in securing garments, especially at the neck. They were made in precious metals for the wealthy & pewter or copper alloy for the lower classes.
This replica, based on a pewter original, is best used as a decorative brooch or for securing light-weight clothing. Please note that it is only supplied with a functional cross pin & not with a modern pin fastening. As such, it is only suitable for relatively open weave fabrics such as wool or coarse linen.
1200 - 1300 AD, 1300 - 1400 AD