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penannular brooch


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A common type of metal dress fastening found especially in post‐Roman and later times down to the 10th century ad in northwest Europe. Developed out of earlier Iron Age and Roman brooch forms, penannular brooches comprise an open hoop with two terminals and a pin backing the hoop. The terminals in particular were often ornamented, some very elaborately.

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