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Penannular brooch

Description

Penannular brooch of silver-gilt with stylised birds' heads and a glass inset, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 287

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Penannular brooch

Date

8th century

Style / Culture

Pictish

Materials

Silver, Gilt, Glass

Physical description

Silver gilt; terminals with four lobes round a disc, stylised birds' heads facing inward in each lobe; tripartite panel in centre of hoop with three insets; pin covered with interlace except at tip

Collection place(s)

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

Exhibitions

  • 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

On display

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