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  • Iron brooches have been found in considerable quantities in the lake settlements. Cited from The Prehistoric World, by E. A. Allen
  • The brooch has a complex construction typical of the most elaborate Irish brooches.
  • The brooch has been in the British Museum since 1919, and is normally on display.
  • A garnet brooch has dropped into its grass. Cited from Jacob's Room, by Virginia Woolf
  • However, some brooches have a hidden recess which may have contained small lead weights to make the precious metal used seem more valuable than it actually was.
  • The luckenbooth brooch has motifs similar to the Claddagh ring, also using the heart and crown.
  • A Middle Saxon gilded bronze pendent or brooch has also been found.
  • The Luckenbooth brooch has been a self-consciously Scottish form of jewellery since the 19th century.
  • Each brooch has a name, sometimes as simple as 'Fox' or more descriptive like 'Quarrelsome' the cat.
  • The Tara brooch has been copied and imitated, and the shape and decoration of it are well known.
  • Replicas, very rarely fully accurate, and imitations of Celtic brooches have continued to be made to the present day, at varying levels of quality.
  • Each brooch has a distinctive v-shaped metal clasp inscribed with 'Lea Stein Paris'.
  • Many brooches have cells for studs or bosses that are most often round hemispheres, but may be square, lozenges or other shapes; very often the studs themselves are now missing.
  • Only 14 of these brooches have been found to date in Ireland, many incomplete, and none elsewhere; five of these are from Dublin, the earliest from the 940s.
  • The Tara Brooch has long been recognised as having clear stylistic similarities to the Lindisfarne Gospels, thought to date to about 698-715.
  • On some brooches the decoration is too detailed to be appreciated when the brooch is being worn, and some of the most elaborate brooches have their backs, invisible when worn, decorated almost as elaborately as their fronts.
  • Although the brooch is named after the Hill of Tara, traditionally seen as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Tara Brooch has no connection to either the Hill of Tara or the High Kings of Ireland.