- Museum number
Brooch with matching earrings; gold; openwork; Viking style; decorated with pattern grainwork in cruciform design with plaited gold wirework forming a surrounding interlace; derived from 9thC Viking ornament in the Borre style; marked with monogram including Prince of Wales' feathers.
- Production date
- 1862 (circa)
Diameter: 35.50 millimetres (brooch)
Diameter: 17 millimetres (earring)
Height: 13 millimetres (dome of brooch)
Height: 6.500 millimetres (earring)
- Curator's comments
- Compare with 1978,1002.1055
For full discussion of rhe Viking style in Danish jewellery and the sources for this design see C. Gere and J.Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: a mirror to the world', London (British Museum Press) 2010, pp. 437-443.
- On display (G47/dc11)
- earring (c) a later replacement
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number