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Pin Back Brooches (11)

We tried to make the pins for our Pin Back brooches thin enough to work well with modern fabrics. While they still hold historical clothing together as they did since Viking Times they also provide an accent or feature when added to modern clothing.

cloak fastener ravenTwo ravens of Odin hold an Oath Ring. These classic

symbols embody the core values of the Viking Age.

Swearing an oath is a sacred committment made

before men and the All Father Odin. This clasp has

the added feature of helping to keep you warm.



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Vendel Period Oval Brooch ~7th CThe earliest oval brooches were little more than oval domes. This brooch represents the next step in brooch development where animals were represented by scribed lines on a 2-dementional surface. The original is in the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm.

These Late Vendel Period ‘Tortoise’ Brooches are transitional between Vendel and Viking Age designs with documentation designated 'Ribe Type 5', ~700-800 AD. Only molds of…
Celtic Spring Pin Brooch was used to close openings in clothing that shouldn't be open - or would be a lot more comfortable if it…
These Celtic Spring Pin brooches served the same function as safety pins to close the openings in clothing that should not be open -- except…
Midgaard Serpant Brooch – this represents the Midgaard Serpant that is wrapped around the roots of the World Tree, Yggdrasil. As it gnaws away the…

Fibula-Trumpet-BroochIt should be easy enough to understand why this design of fibula or brooch is called a trumpet brooch. These are reproductions of 1st century Roman brooches classified as Kraftig-Profilierte variants by Richard Hattatt. Fibulae were the safety pins of their day and simpler versions of this type of fibulae were found at Birka Sweden and throughout the eastern Baltic. It is likely this type of brooch was brought from Byzantium (the eastern Roman Empire) to eastern Scandinavia along the Rus trade routes.

55mm x 20mm or 2 1/8" x 3/4"  Bronze

Fibulae-Kraftig-Profilierte-Type-with-Hinge-Pin This type of fibula featured a hinged closure pin. Fibulae were a common type of garment closure for the Romans. It is likely the design was brought to Scandinavia via the river trade routes to Byzantium (the eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire lasted until the Moslems conquered the city in 1453)

50mm x 25mm or 2 1/8" x 1"  Bronze


Fibulae -Kraftig-Profilierte-Brooch Fibulae were the safety pins of the day for the Romans. It is likely they were brought from Byzantium (the eastern Roman Empire) to eastern Scandinavia along the river trade routes. The eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire lasted until the Muslims conquered the city in 1453).

48mm x 20mm   Bronze


animal-seen-from-aboveAn animal-shaped brooch called a fibula, as seen from above the animal. Germanic Iron Age, ca 600-800. Found at Olsker on Bornholm, Denmark.                  

1 7/8" x 1 1/8" or 48x30 mm

Bronze (in stock) or Silver

Silver prices vary please request price