Viking 'Pelleted' Penannular Brooch 012768

Viking 'Pelleted' Penannular Brooch 012768
Rare Viking 'Pelleted' Penannular Brooch
Silver, 3.97 grams, 30.46 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A penannular brooch with rectangular terminals with a punched quincunx decoration. The band is a flat casting with a central raised ridge, the outer semicircle detailed with punched pellet ornamentation. The pin is a round-section rod expanding to lateral flanges where it loops around the band, bearing similar punched decoration. Reference: cf. penannular brooch from the Rauto hoard, Karelia, Finland in Härdh, B. Silver in the Viking Age: A Regional-Economic Study, Stockholm, 1996. fig. 25, p.115. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection. This antiquity is accompanied by an XRF metal test certificate from Oxford X-ray Fluorescence Ltd.


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