Copper alloy animal-head Viking brooch: pair with 114; raised and bossed lozenge grid around roundels and side arcading enclosing Gripping-Beast derived elements; incised fret borders round base and "snout" and stepped pattern on "ears"; back has cloth impression from casting process; riveted back-plate, with bearded pin. 10th C, Gotland, Sweden.v

Copper alloy animal-head Viking brooch: pair with raised and bossed lozenge…

Viking 'Boar Head' BroochCopper-alloy and silver, 67 grams, 55.71 mm. 9th-10th century CE. The boar head brooch type is sub-triangular in shape with zoomorphic detailing, associated closely with the Baltic island of Gotland.

Viking 'Boar Head' BroochCopper-alloy and silver, 67 grams, mm. The boar head brooch type is sub-triangular in shape with zoomorphic detailing, associated closely with the Baltic island of Gotland.

Sketches by Montelius, Oscar. Sveriges Forntid. 1874.

Sketches of Animal Head Brooches by Montelius, Oscar. Used like tortoise brooches but typcally only found in and about Gotland

Copper alloy animal-head brooch; broad central rib; main panels with lozenge grid and degenerate elements derived from animal motifs.  In the British Museum.

Group of Objects Copper alloy animal-head brooch; main panels with lozenge grid and degenerate elements derived from animal motifs; cast geometric interlace and trefoil knot decoration;

Bronze animal-head brooch.  Findspot, Gotland, Sweden.  Date:  11th century CE.  In the British Museum.

broad central rib, with narrow rib forming two arms from the middle; all-over punched dot decoration; originally soldered back-plate;

Copper alloy animal-head brooch: (pair with 86); part-tinned; relief lozenge grid and Gripping-Beast derived elements in roundels and side arcades; ring-and-dot punched decoration around base and on "ears" and tinned snout; soldered back-plate (separate) with bearded pin; three holes in base of each side.  In the British Museum.

Copper alloy animal-head brooch: (pair with 86); part-tinned; relief lozenge grid and Gripping-Beast derived elements in roundels and side arcades; ring-and-dot punched decoration around base and on "ears" and tinned snout; soldered back-plate (separate) with bearded pin; three holes in base of each side. In the British Museum.

Copper-alloy, 65 grams, 56.59 mm. 9th-10th century C.E.  Referred to as a "boar's head" brooch and being sold on EBay by Time Line Originals.

VIKING BRONZE BOAR HEAD ANIMAL BROOCH cross 019167

Copper alloy animal-head brooch; pair with 115; part-tinned; lozenge grid and Gripping-Beast derived elements; ring-and-dot decoration; borders with incised geometric decoration; back has cloth impression from casting process; riveted back-plate; type as no. 85.  In the British Museum.

lozenge grid and Gripping-Beast derived elements; ring-and-dot decoration; borders with incised geometric decoration; back has cloth impression from casting process;

Copper alloy animal-head brooch: broad plain central rib, with narrow rib forming two arms from the middle to the ears; wavy parallel lines of punched dot decoration; casting flaws: an ovoid hole on right of snout; cast back-plate. Gotland, 11th century C.E.  In the British Museum.

Copper alloy animal-head brooch: broad plain central rib, with narrow rib forming two arms from the middle to the ears; wavy parallel lines of punched dot decoration; casting flaws: an ovoid hole on right of snout;

Date: 1000–1100 C,.E, Made in Gotland, Sweden. Cast copper alloy, gilt. Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 1/8 in. (5.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm)  Credit Line: Purchase, Fletcher Fund, and Bequest of Gwynne M. Andrews, by exchange, 1982. Accession Number: 1982.323.3.  In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, USA.

Animal-Head Brooch Date: Geography: Made in Gotland, Sweden Culture: Viking Medium: Cast copper alloy, gilt Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 1 x 1 in. x x cm) Classification: Metalwork-Copper alloy Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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