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Viking tortoise (oval) brooches, bronze

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Reconstruction of Viking tortoise brooches based on fragments of the casting mold from Ribe. Dated to IXth century. Cast in silver or bronze in yellowish shade. Sold in pairs.

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Reconstruction of Viking tortoise brooches based on fragments of the casting mold from Ribe. Dated to IXth century. Cast in silver or bronze in yellowish shade. Sold in pairs.

Tortoise brooches (also called oval brooches or turtle brooches) are one of the most typical kind of Viking female jewelry. They usually were worn in pairs on women breast and their purpose is to hold up the loops of Hangerock (apron dress). Archaeological excavations show that chains or strands of glass, ceramic or silver beads were hanging between two brooches. Accessories like knives, scissors, keys, needle cases attached to ring and chain were also hanging on one of the brooches.

Our replica's measurements:
Weight of one brooch : approx. 45 g
Size : approx. 7,6cm x 5,6cm

Sold in pairs.

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Viking tortoise (oval) brooches, bronze

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Reconstruction of Viking tortoise brooches based on fragments of the casting mold from Ribe. Dated to IXth century. Cast in silver or bronze in yellowish shade. Sold in pairs.

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