Trefoil Brooch

A copper alloy trefoil brooch

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. This example was found near Lincoln.

Object Type

Brooch

Date

circa 850 — 950

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

brooch, copper_alloy, Danelaw, Lincolnshire, women

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Leicestershire County Council, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme