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Scandinavian Viking Silver Equal-Arm Brooch

9th century AD

A silver equal-arm brooch of Aagård Type III A, with central segmented boss, symmetrical lozengiform scooped flanges with Borre Style low-relief geometric ornament and trefoil finial ferrous pin to the reverse with lugs and catch, short length of copper-alloy suspension chain attached to a loop to the reverse. 52.4 grams, 13cm (5"). 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.