A fragment of a Viking Age equal-armed brooch found at Harworth Bircotes, Nottinghamshire. This fragment is the boss 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.
- circa 900 — 1000
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- Birka, Borre, brooch, copper_alloy, gilded, Harworth, Nottinghamshire, Portable_Antiquities_Scheme, Sweden, Viking, women
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(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Kershaw, Jane F. Viking identities: Scandinavian jewellery in England. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), p. 20-25.