Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.
From boat grave I in Vendel. The famous burial place at Vendel church was found in late autumn 1881 when the cemetery was expanded. In Swedish prehistory, the Vendel era was a part of the Germanic Iron Age (or, more general