Disk Brooch

Date: 600–650

Culture: Vendel

Medium: Copper alloy, gilt

Dimensions: Overall: 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. (4.1 x 0.9 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Copper

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.