Silver Gilt Brooch (1989-58/7224)

A silver gilt brooch depicting a griffin found in Repton, Derbyshire

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, Derby_Museums, Derbyshire, gilded, jewellery, Mercia, Repton, silver, women

Further information

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

This object is related to Repton, Derbyshire.
Find out about Repton, Derbyshire.

Acknowledgements

Images (c) Derby Museums 2019