This medium sized twisted iron brooch is a reproduction of a Viking age cloak clasp.
This is a ‘penannular’ – ‘pen’ for the pin, ‘annular’ simply means ring-shaped – style brooch, also called fibula, with curled ends. These brooches were used widely between the eight and eleventh century but were already in use during the Roman period. Their main use is to close garments, like cloaks.
The Forged twisted fibula – medium has a diameter of 5.5 cm and the length of the needle is 7.5 cm.