This small disc brooch is manufactured after a specific archaeological source from Cambridgeshire, England from the 10th century CE, but founds of this brooch extend to modern day Sweden, Denmark en Germany. The brooch has characteristics of both the Jelling- and the Borre-style.
These disc brooches, or fibulas, have a needle on the backside to attach the brooch to a garment and were traditionally used to close the necklines of clothing or fasten cloaks, but also for decoration, mostly by women.
The Viking disc brooch – Jelling style has a diameter of 3.5 cm. It is available in bronze, as well as a silver-plated version.