Viking 'Jellinge Style' Oval Tortoise Brooch Copper-alloy, 75 grams, 94.29 mm. 9th-10th century CE. Viking 'Jellinge Style' Oval Tortoise Brooch Copper-alloy, 75 grams, 94.29 mm. 9th-10th century AD. A small piercing on the flange allows a swag of beads to be attached to the rim. Reference: Nerman, B. Die Vendelzeit Gotlands, Stockholm, 1969 plate VII:5 item 271. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
Viking 'Facing Masks and Figures' Tortoise Brooch Pair Copper-alloy, 58.57 grams, 92.14 mm; 60.26 mm, 93.34 mm. Circa 9th century AD. A matched pair of Viking period scaphoid domed brooches, the precursor to the more elaborate 'tortoise' brooches.
9th c. copper alloy oval brooch, pair to no 2: single shell construction; cast lattice-work frame decoration, bossed at intersections, containing Style III profile animal interlace; textile impressions on back from casting process; type as Rygh 650. From Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. Registration number: 1857,0713.1