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15.11.2021

Oval brooch

School/style:

Jellinge style

Cultures/periods:

Viking

Production date:

10thC

Found/Acquired: 

Europe: Scandinavia: Sweden: Uppland: Stockholm (county): Norrtälje

Materials:

copper alloy; gold

Technique:

cast; gilded; applied

The gold-plated oval brooch made of copper alloy consists of two parts. The first is an openwork top with a cast decoration in the form of an intertwined animal and four bosses in the form of bird heads. It may have had a large central applied head, which is now missing, leaving a large hole in the center. The edges are damaged. The second piece is a separate base with a decorative frieze of six panels, each containing a profile animal motif in the yelling style. The back has traces of the fabric used in the casting process. The pin is missing. Has traces of antique repair.

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