Object Title

Gorget

Gorget

Date

1600

Object Number

III.1701

Provenance

Purchased from the trustees of J.G. Mann, 1981. From Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Acquired by Fenton about 1910, purchased by mann 1913; Mann ms Catalogue No.76; Formerly AL23 No 69. 1979.

Physical Description

Composite two-piece with flanged upper edges to neck line. The front plate curves to a rounded point over the chest. Plain inward turns bordered by lining rivets. Riveted at the left and joined by key hole slot at the right. The front plate has one internal riveted repair at the right of the neck and the rear plate has three at the right shoulder.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Width: 298 mm (11.7 in), Neck Diameter: 160 mm (6.3 in) Weight: kg ( 1 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.

Associations

Places Flanders

Notes

Compare III.1162 given by F.H. Cripps-Day, from the same provenance. A fragment of a gorget of the same type was excavated at Martin's Hundred, Virginia, where the settlement was destroyed in 1623 (I.N. Hume, 'A lost Virginia settlement', 'National Geographic' (June 1979) pp.735-67. at p.757 not illustrated). Similar examples survive in the Bowyer Tower, III.1614-23.