Silver Gilt Brooch (1989-58/7224)

A silver gilt brooch depicting a griffin

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.

Object Type

Brooch

Date

circa 775 — 850

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

Anglo-Saxon, brooch, Derbyshire, Mercia

Further information

You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Acknowledgements

Images (c) Derby Museums 2019