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Penannular brooch

Description

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

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Penannular brooch

Date

8th century

Style / Culture

Pictish

Materials

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

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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