Drawing of a Trefoil Brooch

Drawing of a trefoil brooch

Trefoil brooches were characteristically Scandinavian women’s wear. However, many examples found in the East Midlands were probably made in the Danelaw, and may have been copies of Scandinavian styles, instead of being imported from Scandinavia.

Object Type

Brooch

Date

circa 850 — 950

Ascribed Culture

Material

Collection

Viking Designs

Keywords

brooch, copper_alloy, Danelaw, women

Further information

Acknowledgements

Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme