Trefoil Brooch Fragment (CM.1823_2008)

A copper-alloy trefoil brooch fragment found at Torksey, Lincolnshire

A fragment of a Scandinavian copper-alloy trefoil brooch with a simple line pattern following its general outline. Trefoil brooches were characteristically Scandinavian women’s wear. However, many examples found in the East Midlands were probably made in the Danelaw, and may have been copies of Scandinavian styles, instead of being imported from Scandinavia.

Object Type

Brooch

Date

circa 700 — 900

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Keywords

brooch, copper_alloy, Danelaw Saga, Scandinavian, Torksey

Further information

You can see the original at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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