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Anglian Square Headed Brooch 6th century from the East of England. Gilt Bronze British Museum
These grave goods were found along with some human bones eroding from the sand dunes at Reay in Caithness in 1912. They are characteristic Scandinavian grave goods, indicating a woman's burial dating to around 900 to 1000. Other Viking graves were found nearby. The grave goods comprise brass oval brooches, a bronze ring-headed pin, a steatite spindle whorl, a tinned bronze buckle, an iron horse bit and a small pair of corroded iron tweezers. nms.scran.ac.uk/
Oval Brooch. Copper alloy, gilt. Viking. 10th century.
What we have here is two pieces of viking jewelry found in Germany. The first being a cross motif. Undisputed is the connection with the „Viking" animal symbolism. The animal head in the center could be the head of an eagle or an owl. The second being a Fibelmotiv,The cross in the center can be evaluated as a Christian symbol. ca. 10-11th century.