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Penannular brooch

Description

Penannular brooch of silver with triple-lobed terminals, animal heads and knots, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 288

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Penannular brooch

Date

8th century

Style / Culture

Pictish

Materials

Silver

Physical description

Silver; terminals with four lobes round a disc; tripartite panel on hoop with central inset between knots; corded rib along each edge of hoop; upper half of pin missing

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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