Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13480
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ager , Barry.
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  • Title: Pierowall, Orkney: The Re-Discovered Provenance of a "Pair" of Ninth-Century Viking Oval Brooches in the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities of the British Museum
  • Source: Archaeological Journal 156, ( 1999): Pages 359 - 362.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Brooches Grave Goods Jewelry Orkney Vikings
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 9
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  • Primary Evidence: Jewelry; London, British Museum, Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities, MLA, 1987, 5-10, 1 and 2. Two copper-alloy oval brooches, decorated with strapwork and nearly identical. These are one of the commonest types of Viking female jewlery.
  • Illustrations: Two figures. FIgure One Oval brooches in the British Museum, thought to be from a grave at Pierowall, Orkney. Figure Two Drawing of the pair of oval brooches from the Pierowall grave (after Crofton Croker, 1846).
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00665983
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