Viking Tortoise Brooches in Jelling Style


    • Description

      My tortoise brooches show three Jelling style beasts, entwined in interlaced harmony. Many tortoise brooches survive from the Viking Age, most of them conforming to types that were repeated by many different craftsmen. But these are an unusual type and must have been very special to some proud women in the Viking times. I know of three original finds from the 10th century, one from Hedeby (Haithabu), one from Norway and one from Iceland, so this unusual type was widespread. All three are slightly different and I have changed mine a little also, smoothing out the elegant pattern and reducing the size slightly.

      A strong steel pin ensures that my tortoise brooches are easy to use and will not come undone.

      Price is for the pair

      Length 83mm 

      Weight for Sterling Silver Pair 133g (Weight may vary from piece to piece) 



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