Viking Brooches

ABR028 - Bronze Polyhedral Headed Ring Pin

The style of this ring pin is thought to have orginated in Ireland. The presence of them in Viking York emphasises the links between the two kingdoms across the Irish Sea. The design of this ring pin features a faceted Polyhedral plain head and a plain round section.

Ring Pins of this type were used as cloak fastenings in 10th Century in Britain. It would have passed through the layers of the cloak and fastened with a chord of wool or silk, tied to the ring and looped around the lower part of the pin.

Weight 21g
Dimensions  165mm x 19mm
Price: £49.99

Related Items