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Madeleine Watt
Madeleine Watt • 1 year ago

Double-shelled oval brooch of gilt bronze, ornamented with zoomorphic designs, and blue glass bead with two segments from a Viking grave group from Kneep Head, Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, 900 - 1000

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