Ottonian cruciform brooch by Unknown Artist

Fragmentary gold brooch, originally cruciform in shape, and set with enamels and glass inlays, two of which survive.


Gold set with enamel & glass
3.1 x 0.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £2,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The core of the brooch consists of an equal-armed cross with a circular setting for a gem at its centre. The brooch has suffered severe mechanical damage, probably the result of damage by modern agricultural machinery. The brooch is a rare example of a piece of prestige early medieval German jewellery occurring in an English context.


Found near Tutbury, Staffordshire and declared Treasure in 2001.

Venue details

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Bethesda Street, Hanley, STOKE-ON-TRENT Staffordshire ST1 3DW 01782 232 323

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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