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Penannular brooch


Penannular brooch of silver-gilt with glass insets and interlace patterns, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 285



Object name

Penannular brooch


8th century

Style / Culture



Silver, Gilt, Glass

Physical description

Silver gilt; terminals with central triangular green glass insets from which radiate pointed oval settings leaving panels of poor interlace between; triple panel with central square setting and five ribs on hoop; pin with expanded oval head decorated with poor interlace, central inset missing

Collection place(s)

St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe


  • The St Ninian's Isle Treasure (04 Jul 2008 - 13 Oct 2008)
    Shetland Museum and Archives

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

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