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Enghøj Brooch

Enghøj Brooch, 800 CE — Viking Age
6.1 cm

Enghøj Brooch is a Viking, Bronze, Gold Sculpture created in 800 CE. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Jewelry. Source

This gilded bronze brooch was discovered in the grave of a wealthy 10th century woman in Enghøj on the Jutland peninsula of Denmark. Made in the 9th century in Ireland or Scotland origin, the 6 cm disk once adorned a Christian reliquary before it was pillaged by Viking raiders. Less than a hundred years later, it was modified to serve as a brooch, and was brought to Denmark as part of the viking emigration.

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