Disc Brooches from Viking York. The prime function of these brooches was as dress fastenings. They were frequently made of base metals, as is the case with all those shown here, but they were often highly decorated.
“Viking, Silver Disc Brooch, Borre Style, Probably found on the island of Gotland, Sweden This silver disc brooch is elaborately decorated with Borre Style interlace and animal masks. Figures offour backward-biting animals are riveted around.