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Penannular brooch


Penannular brooch of silver, the terminals decorated with concentric circles around blue glass insets, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 289



Object name

Penannular brooch


8th century

Style / Culture



Silver, Glass

Physical description

Silver; terminals with four lobes, concentric circles in centre round blue glass insets; on centre of hoop similar inset with concentric circles, a lobe on either side with bird's head; pin with lozenge panel containing interlace; similar large panel on head with central inset

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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