In the 19th Century, at Goldsborough, Yorkshire, a hoard of silver was found that had been buried since the 10th Century.
Most of it was Arabic coins (most of the silver in Viking times came from the Middle East as trade coins) and scrap, but there were a few broken pieces of jewellery.
Among them was a penannular in an Irish-Viking style, with a flaring Celtic profile filled in with bossed discs
and stylised birds and animal heads, perhaps representing Odin’s wolves and ravens.
The original is dominated by the bossed discs: I have scaled them down so I could enlarge the animal forms, and (authentically) turned them into gemstone mounts.
This is a massive bronze cloak brooch for a high status Viking or Celtic character,
12cm wide, 15cm long in the pin, set with carnelians, garnets or green agates.
Grim's Brooch: £95.00