Viking Bronze Disc Brooch Of Borre Style
C. 9th century AD
A beautiful bronze disc brooch of the Borre style with a flat decorated surface, depicting a lozenge shape to the centre with two bands of ribbon ends and curls in a geometric configuration forming a Borre knot.
This style, ‘Borre Style’ is named after a town in Norway, which is where some heavily gilt bronze mounts were found in a grave. This style of art was developed in Scandinavia and was the first style used in Viking settlements of northern Britain.
Although pin is missing it has an even dark patina with good detail.
Ref: Saxon & Viking Artefacts by N. Mills, page 45.
Size: 28mm diam