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Penannular brooch


Viking silver penannular ring brooch with thistle-shaped extremities and pinhead and an engraved pattern on one side, from Skaill, Sandwick, Orkney, 10th century

Museum reference

X.IL 1



Object name

Penannular brooch


10th century

Style / Culture




Physical description

Silver; large; extremities and head of pin shaped like thistle; engraved pattern on one side

Collection place(s)

Skaill, Sandwick, Orkney, Scotland, EUROPE


  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • The Viking World - Cultures in Contact (09 Sep 2014 - 04 Jan 2015)
    Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

  • VIKING (21 Jun 2013 - 17 Nov 2013)
    National Museum of Denmark

  • Vikings! The untold story (18 Jan 2013 - 12 May 2013)
    Museum of Scotland

  • Vikings: Life and Legend (06 Mar 2014 - 22 Jun 2014)
    British Museum


Graham-Campbell, James. The Viking-age gold and silver of Scotland (AD 850-1100). Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1995, pp. 34-48, 108-9

Calder, Jenni. The wealth of a nation. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland and Glasgow: Richard Drew Publishing, 1989, p. 183.

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