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Northern Oval Brooch Assemblage Brooch

Date made: Viking: 800-1265, AD 900-950

Description: A copper alloy cast oval double-shelled brooch decorated with stylised animal motifs and twisted silver wire. Five open-work bosses along with four other bosses (now lost) have linking grooves, some of which still contain silver wire.

One of two brooches found with collection ID Number 2021-0007/0002, though this one is slightly less well-moulded (both are type P51). A small area of iron accretion is attached on the top surface and remains of the pin fastenings can be seen on the reverse. Four small holes can be seen where the two shells would have been bound together or possibly where thread/wire would have been strung between the two brooches.

Dot and ring decoration around the bottom edge is similar to that on the buckle (collection ID Number 2021-0007/0003) and strap-end (collection ID Number 2021-0007/0004).

Measurements: 103mm l x 78mm w x 37mm h

Materials: copper alloy, silver

Date found: 2018.12.16

Object name: brooch

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2021-0007/0001

Subject tags : #MM100BEAUTIFULTHINGS

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