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Scandinavian Viking Equal-Arm Brooch

9th century AD

A bronze equal-arm brooch of Aagård Type III A, with central lozenge, symmetrical scooped flanges with low-relief geometric ornament and trefoil finial, raised circular sockets, remains of ferrous pin to the reverse with lugs and catch, copper-alloy suspension ring attached to a loop to one pierced socket. 21.5 grams, 79mm (3"). Fine condition.

From the family collection of a UK gentleman, by descent in the early 1970s; previously acquired before 1960.

See Aargaard, G-B., Gleivasrmige Spangen in Arwidsson, G. (ed.), Systemastische Analysen der Graberfunde Birka II:2, Stockholm, 1986; Kershaw, J.F., Viking Identities. Scandinavian Jewellery in England, Oxford, 2013, item 3.50.