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17.11.2021

Oval brooch

Cultures/periods:

Viking

Production date:

9thC

Found/Acquired: 

Europe: Scandinavia: Norway: Akershus (county): Ullensaker: Gislevoll

Materials:

copper alloy

Technique:

cast; applied

Copper alloy oval brooch; two-piece construction; domed upper shell; nine applied bosses; openwork decoration in the form of a beast-catcher and lattice-framed bird motifs; antique repair; imprints of textiles used in the casting process on the reverse. 

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