Viking Tortoise Brooches


9 th - 10 th centuries

Borre (Norway)

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Viking Tortoise Brooches

  • Measurements : 70 mm 10 43 mm
  • Metal : authentic copper alloys
  • Period : 9 th - 10 th centuries Borre (Norway)
  • Sold by pair


These large oval brooches, called "Tortoise Brooches", are typical of the jewellery worn by Viking women.

They emphasize your dress, but also have a role of fixing for the apron dress.

These brooches were sometimes chained together, that allowed small utilitarian objects (tweezers, scissors, knife...) to hang from it.

Sometimes they were bound by a cord on which was strung glass beads; indicating social standing.