Viking Type 'Pelleted' Repoussé Annular Brooch 011708

Viking Type 'Pelleted' Repoussé Annular Brooch 011708
Rare Viking Type 'Pelleted' Repoussé Annular Brooch
Copper-alloy, 5.39 grams; 44.65 mm. 11th-15th century AD. A good example of a repoussé annular brooch, formed as a domed ring with inner and outer flanges. The outer flange is decorated with a series of repoussé pellets, with four large, equally-spaced pellets on the ring. Incised linear decoration is added between the larger pellets. The plain inner flange is pierced by the central hole, and a second lateral hole accepts the flat copper-alloy pin which is still intact. Brooches of this type were a common fashion of the eastern Baltic from the late Viking age through to the later medieval period. Reference: Criciuviene, E., Ziemgaliai - The Semigalians, Riga, 2005, p.187-9, Jakstaiciai grave 5. Extremely fine condition. Ex European collection.


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