Brooch (leech)

Zichy Collection

Accession Nr.: 8322
Type: bronze, lead, gold and silver; archaeological artifacts
Date of production:
8th–6th century B.C.
Materials/Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: height: 6.5 cm
width: 3.2 cm
length: 12.3 cm
Leech brooch, bow slightly raised and expanded. It has a symmetrical, low and wide catchplate and a small two-coiled spring. It features deeply incised decoration on upper side of bow: a composition of double horizontal lines and zig-zag lines. Its pin is missing, its bow is partly broken.