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Penannular brooch


Penannular brooch of silver-gilt with zoomorphic terminals of facing animal heads with bared teeth, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 295



Object name

Penannular brooch


8th century

Style / Culture




Physical description

Silver gilt; zoomorphic terminals of facing animal heads covered with interlace, with bared teeth and insets for eyes; hoop panel of interlace with central inset and four tiny projecting discs; pin with all over interlace and plain central boss on expanded head

Collection place(s)

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


  • Scotland's Early Silver (13 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • 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

Links to other web pages

Canmore Site Record

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