Equal-Armed Brooch (SWYOR-50BAF5)

A gilded, copper-alloy equal armed-brooch found in Harworth Bircotes, Nottinghamshire

A fragment of a Viking Age equal-armed brooch found at Harworth Bircotes, Nottinghamshire. This fragment is the terminal of the brooch and resembles brooches found at Birka, Sweden. Its decoration consists of a Borre style animal with gripping arms or legs.  This is one of only six Scandinavian, Viking period equal-armed brooches recorded in England.

For more information on Scandinavian jewellery in England check out our blog: Brooches, Pendants and Pins: Scandinavian Dress Accessories in England.

Object Type

Brooch

Date

circa 900 — 1000

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Birka, Borre, brooch, copper_alloy, gilded, Harworth, Nottinghamshire, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, Sweden, Viking, women

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Harworth, Nottinghamshire.
Find out about Harworth, Nottinghamshire.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Brooches, Pendants and Pins: Scandinavian Dress Accessories in England.

Kershaw, Jane F. Viking identities: Scandinavian jewellery in England. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), p. 20-25.