Handmade in the British Isles

CALL US ON 01366 728706
info@celticknot.co.uk

HANDMADE IN THE BRITISH ISLES
In-depth heraldry research

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE
Including APO addresses

Rare working Pennanular Brooch: Snake Heads and Scroll Work

SKU: RF-0001 Category: Tags: , , ,
RF-0001a
RF-0001b
RF-0001c
SKU: RF-0001

A working Pennanular brooch with two snakes heads holding Celtic artwork.

Unknown metal, possibly brass coated onto pewter.

5.5cms diameter

£35.00

Product Description

RARE FINDS: One of a kind, vintage and antique pieces of Celtic Heritage and Historical content. Special items that are unique and possibly not to be found elsewhere.

PENNANULAR BROOCH
This brooch is based on the pennanular brooches the Celts, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons used as cloak fasteners. Pennanular means incomplete circle which allows the pin fastener.
This type of fastening goes back to the Iron-age but in Scotland and Ireland in the 8th and 9th Centuries beautiful highly ornate brooches were made from precious metals and semi-precious stones. Excellent examples are the Tara brooch in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin and the Hunterston brooch in the National Museum of Scotland, Ebinburgh.
Brooches had an important function as status symbols that demonstrated the wealth and rank of the wearer and were regarded as highly valued items. The brooch would have been worn with the pin sticking upward over the shoulder.

Additional information

Design

Celtic Knots, Creatures

Origins

Ireland, Scotland, Viking, Wales

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Rare working Pennanular Brooch: Snake Heads and Scroll Work”

Recently Viewed

You have not viewed any product yet!
btt