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cruciform brooch


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A bow‐brooch with a small headplate and long footplate. From the headplate protrude three knobs; the footplate is normally shaped into an animal head with eyes and nostrils. Found in Jutland and Holstein from the late 4th century. During the 5th and 6th centuries ad cruciform brooches spread across the North Sea to Britain.

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