Jonas Lau Markussen

The Tröllaskógur Brooch

Illustration of the silver Urnes style openwork brooch from Tröllaskógur, Iceland.

 

The original has two rows of dots inlaid with niello running along the middle of the main limbs of the large beast (not shown here).

 

Brooches with the same exact layout and decorations have also been found around Oslo, Norway. Though these two specimens are not as well preserved as the one from Iceland.

 

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Tröllaskógur, Suðurland, Iceland.
Þjóðminjasafn Íslands (National Museum of Iceland)
6524

 

Jong Østre, Hestehagen, Bærum, Akershus, Norway.
Universitetets Oldsaksamling (the University’s Collection of National Antiquities)
C14077

 

Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Universitetets Oldsaksamling (the University’s Collection of National Antiquities)
C37175

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