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23.11.2021

Pendant-brooch

Cultures/periods:

Viking

Production date:

11thC-12thC

Found/Acquired: 

Europe: Scandinavia: Sweden: Gotland: Fröjel

Materials:

copper alloy; silver; niello; gold

Technique:

cast; gilded; inlaid

The copper alloy pendant consists of a cast subrectangular fish-shaped plate. The exterior is covered with silver leaf applique with blackened geometric weave and trefoil knot. There are four panels with gilded animal limbs, two of which have damaged side perforations for hanging. One of the mounting rivets, possibly of secondary origin and added for use as a brooch, is preserved.

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