Large Penannular Brooch Birka, Silver

This stunning ring brooch in Borre-style bases on an original find from grave no. 643 of the viking grave field of Birka, Sweden. 9th century AD.

SKU
265002
Lieferzeit
4-5 weeks
€199.00
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Large Birka ring brooch

This splendid cloth pin in Borre style was made after an original find from grave no. 643 of the burial ground of Birka / Sweden. The town was the most important trading centre in Northern Europe and was situated on an island in Lake Mälaren, about 27 km west of today's Stockholm, which was easily accessible by ship. Birka experienced its heyday in the 9th and early 10th centuries.

Our reconstruction is handcrafted from solid 925 silver, the pin is additionally forged for hardening. The penannular brooch has a needle holder on the back in which the long pin rests. The fabric underneath gives the needle its tension, which presses it into the rest. Length 205mm!

Literature:

BIRKA I; Die Gräber, Tafeln, ed. Holger Arbman, Kungl.Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Stockholm, 288 Seiten (1940) 
BIRKA I; Die Gräber, Text, ed. Holger Arbman, Kungl.Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Stockholm, 567 Seiten (1943)

 

More Information
Delivery time 4-5 weeks
weight 0.090000
size 20,5 cm
Era Vikings
Material Silver 925
Kind of replica Fibulae and Brooches
scope of delivery Delivery in a jewellery case with certificate
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