This set of oval brooches dates from the late 7th to early 8th century. The originals were found near Lousgard, Bornholm, Denmark. As is common with the early brooches, this set is slightly smaller than the ovals from the later Viking period. The iconography is also less stylized and more of an actual picture. Here, a long-haired hero confronts a monster that appears to have great claws on its forelegs.
Made of brass, our brooches are 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) in long and 2 1/4 inches (5.75 cm) wide. They are etched while flat and then domed in our shop by hand. Sturdy handmade stainless steel pins are then attached.