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"Jopa isoille kupurasoljille löytyy Suomesta esikuva: Saltvikista Ahvenanmaalta tämäkin. Even the big turtle brooches are found in Finland, Saltvik in Åland."

"Jopa isoille kupurasoljille löytyy Suomesta esikuva: Saltvikista Ahvenanmaalta tämäkin. Even the big turtle brooches are found in Finland, Saltvik in Åland."

Viking age / Uppland

Tillbehör till vikingatida kvinnodräkt från Uppland

ADB45 - Tortoise Brooches, Large  This design is copied from several examples found in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, 9th - 10th century. Openwork design keeps weight to a minimum. Length 108mm.  Bronze £380, US$598.42, €434.40 per pair

- Tortoise Brooches, Large This design is copied from several examples found in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, - century. Openwork design keeps weight to a minimum.

Scandinavian Tortoise Fibula, ca. either Viking Era (AD VIII-XI) or Late Iron Age (AD XI-XIII). From a metal detecting find in northern Russia, "site of the 16th century village on the shores of Ladoga lake in Karelian Isthmus" [My note: Viking Age ~780 to ~1066 CE. Iron Age was prior to it. Not sure what dating system OP was using.]

Scandinavian Tortoise Fibula of Viking Era Was Discovered During Metal Detecting on Karelian Isthmus, Russia.

Viking age / This form of brooch went out of style in the early 10th century, to be replaced by other forms of brooches.

Viking age / This form of brooch went out of style in the early century, to be replaced by other forms of brooches.

Bronze oval brooch: two-piece construction; openwork upper shell decorated in Borre Style animal interlace; lower shell with Jellinge style ribbon interlace animals.  Findspot:  Gotland, Sweden. Date:  9th-10th century CE.  In the British Museum.

Bronze oval brooch: two-piece construction; openwork upper shell decorated in Borre Style animal interlace; lower shell with Jellinge style ribbon interlace animals. Date: century CE. In the British Museum.

P25/26. Read more at http://www.vikingage.org/wiki/index.php?title=Brooches_-_Viking_Paired_Styles

Shield brooch, type Petersen considered the brooch to be the earliest type of Viking period oval brooch.

Viking Jewelry, Baltic Region, Tortoise, Vikings, Brooches, Tortoise Turtle, Turtle, Brooch, Turtles

Viking Tortoise Brooch  Viking tortoise brooch ([resumably from a pair of lady's brooches)

Viking tortoise brooch (presumably from a pair of lady's brooches) Gilt copper alloy form Skane, Sweden.

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