Medium: Copper alloy, gilt
Dimensions: Overall: 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. (4.1 x 0.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1953
Accession Number: 53.48.6
This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.