NMS Archaeology Object 167644: X.IL 313 - Brooch


Description

Summary

Oval brooch of brass or bronze ornamented with the figure of a human head, with textile imprint on reverse, from a grave on Unst, Shetland, 9th century

Accession Number

X.IL 313

Other references

Not recorded1893 p. 27

Original description

VIKING PERIOD. Oval bowl-shaped brooch of brass or bronze, minus pin, ornamented with figure of a human head, found in a grave in Unst, Shetland.

Associated person/people (e.g. excavator/former collection)

None

Discovery / field collection

Date of discovery

Not recorded

Method (e.g. excavation)

Not recorded

Place (i.e. location of discovery)

Unst, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe

Acquisition

Acquisition date

1893

Acquisition source (i.e. name of donor)

Not recorded

Acquisition source role (e.g. donor)

Not recorded

Image

Image of Oval brooch of brass or bronze ornamented with the figure of a human head, with textile imprint on reverse, from a grave on Unst, Shetland, 9th century © National Museums Scotland
Image of Oval brooch of brass or bronze ornamented with the figure of a human head, with textile imprint on reverse, from a grave on Unst, Shetland, 9th century © National Museums Scotland

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