50

Dublin Core

Title

50

Identifier

2009,8023.4

Type

hacksilver, bossed penannular brooch

Description

Silver fragment (hacksilver) cut from the sub-triangular terminal of a bossed penannular brooch with a beaded border and three of probably four plain, domed bosses surviving, two of which have thick filigree collars remaining round the bases; the bosses are linked by two short, beaded bands with plain edges dividing the fragment into three fields of decoration, the one at the broad end enclosing an inward-facing animal of Johansen's creature type 4 with a squared-off snout, dot-punched eye and beaded ribbon body curled round to interlace with its own plain, single-toed limbs with spiral hips (only one foreleg is shown); the smaller of the other two fields contains the surviving head and two feet of a similar animal, while the third field contains a bird of Johansen's creature type 1b with a curved beak and beaded ribbon body interlaced with part of the body and neck of a second bird. The back is lightly incised with double rings round the heads of the rivets securing the bosses and with a possible line of OGAM lettering joining the two circles at the end; there is a testing nick on the longest edge.

Subject

Viking, Celtic

Date

927-928

Coverage

9thC(late)-10thC(early)

Relation

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3233660&partId=1&searchText=vale+of+york+hoard&images=true&page=1

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Source

British Museum

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Material

silver

Technique

filigree

Type Series

Johansen A

Files

AN00712020_001_l.jpg
AN00712024_001_l.jpg
AN01188406_001_l.jpg

Collection

Citation

“50,” Uncovering A Discovery, accessed August 13, 2022, http://uncoveringhistory.org/discovery/items/show/122.

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