Trefoil brooch (LCNCC : 2011.99)

A copper alloy trefoil brooch found in Sloothby, Lincolnshire

A trefoil brooch with Borre/Jellinge-style cast ornament belonging to Peterson’s type 109. The brooch is most probably cast of copper alloy with traces of gilding on its upper surface and white metal plating on the reverse. 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 800 — 900

Style

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Keywords

#, Borre, brooch, copper_alloy, Danelaw Saga, Jellinge, jewellery

Further information

You can see the original at The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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References

The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire