Blog May 17th 2015

An image of how the tortoise brooches were being worn. The tortoise on the image is of an earlier 'domed' type. This type is described in more detail here. and here.

It is an example wich was found in Karelia, Finland. One could addres this type as 'Viking-Age Finnic'.

An example of this type was on auction a few years ago. See here.

Finally, take a look at this rare matched pair of oval tortoise brooches who were also on auction a few years ago..

If anyone knows other puiblications on viking tortoise brooches, please let me know at :

Thomas Kamphuis, May 17th 2015.

Link to the prior blog of May 8th 2015