A circular silver gilt plate brooch with chip carved decoration of a winged creature. The creature may be a griffin. It is enmeshed in fine spiralling interlace. The reverse features a U-shaped catchplate and pin with a spring. This decoration is Mercian in style.
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- circa 775 — 850
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Anglo-Saxon, brooch, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, gilded, jewellery, Mercia, Repton, silver, women
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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Kershaw, Jane F. Viking identities: Scandinavian jewellery in England. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).