Strickland Brooch from Yorkshire, 9th century AD


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Nothing is known about the history of this brooch; all that is known is that she belonged to the Strickland family of Yorkshire. Hence her name: “Strickland Brooch”. The piece, which is now in the British Museum, stands out in comparison to other goldsmith’s works of the time because of its idiosyncratic decoration and its high-quality workmanship. As in the original, the fibula can be used both as a fibula and as a pendant. Diameter 10.8 cm, 9th century AD.

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