Viking; Perhaps from Eketorp, Sweden
Silver with gold and niello inlays
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Purchase, The Kurt Berliner Foundation Gift, 2000 (2000.140)
This intricately designed terminal would have been one of three decorating an enormous open-ring brooch, one of the largest and heaviest known from Viking Europe. It probably owes its fragmentary state to the practice, during and after the Viking period, of breaking silver objects into pieces for use in trade.