Shillington mirror & brooch by Unknown Artist

A mirror decorated in a swirling early Celtic style using engraved circles, ovals and arches, emphasised by a fine basket weave in fill.


Bronze (mirror) & silver (brooch)
Mirror diameter: 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The mirror is round with a relatively simple loop handle which is typical of its time. The brooch was found in close proximity to the mirror together with some pottery shards.


Found by metal detectorists at a farm in Shillington, Bedfordshire.

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