Brooches were commonly used to fasten clothes or cloaks in Viking culture. The brooches were worn not only for practical purposes but also as an indication of wealth, fashioned from simple bone pins, to more elaborate gold brooches. Animals and mythical beast motifs frequently feature on Viking jewellery and ornaments accompanied by geometric interlace of knots and patterns. Brooches were worn by both genders, men commonly wore one on their right shoulder while women wore two brooches to fasten their shawls, one on each shoulder.
Viking Bronze Penannular Brooch
A finely modelled Viking bronze penannular brooch, featuring round-shaped raised ends, enriched by smaller bronze spheres to the top. The brooch consists of a free-moving thin pin sitting vertically across the diameter of the brooch attached by a loose loop. The surface appears unworked.
Condition: Very good condition. With original pin.