Medieval Brooches, 1000 - 1600 A.D.

By the Middle Ages the remaining fibula types are generally referred to as brooches and not fibulae.  They consist mainly or ring (including penannular) types and plate types.

Medieval Ring Brooches

Dates:  In use in 13th to 15th c AD.

Image:  A selection of Medieval ring brooches - except the upper left which is a pennanular fibula - from The Industrial Arts of the Anglo-Saxons (1893).

Medieval Pilgrim Brooches

Medieval Plate Brooches