Bronze trefoil brooch. Eidsvoll, Norway.

Old trefoil brooch

Viking 'Ringerike' Trefoil Mount/Brooch. Copper alloy, 13.47 grams; 55.38 mm. Late 10th - 11th Century CE.  Found in Yorkshire in 1976.  Not really a brooch (see the URL in the comment below) but a strap distributor of the trefoil shape.

Viking 'Ringerike' Trefoil Copper alloy, In the centre is a Dragon's head facing right, with its long ribbon body entwining and interlacing around its self to make this wonderful 'Ringerike' decoration.

Viking museum Haithabu

Viking museum Haithabu - Beautiful silver pendant showing the nine worlds as part of one tree

Found in Uppakra, Sweden.  Now in the University of Lund Museum.

Trefoil brooch found in Uppakra, Sweden. Now in the University of Lund Museum.

Found in Uppakra, Sweden.  In the University of Lund Museum.

Decorated trefoil brooch, found in Uppakra, Sweden. In the University of Lund Museum.

Trefoil brooch, in gilded bronze. Viking. Ha, Jæren Hårr.

Trilobite brooches were used by women to fasten shawls or cloaks. Photo by the National Museum of Denmark.

From Oseberg, Borre style.

From Oseberg, Borre style.

Trefliket spenne av bronse, Vold i Grue, Hedmark. Fotoportalen UNIMUS

Trefliket spenne av bronse, Vold i Grue, Hedmark.

Trefliket spenne av bronse. Sander Øvre i Eidsvoll. Fotoportalen UNIMUS. Trefoil viking brooch from Eidsvoll in Norway.

Old trefoil brooch

Viking Anglo-Scandinavian ’Herringbone’ Trefoil Brooch Copper-alloy, 6.30 grams, 33.58 mm. Circa late 9th - early 10th century C.E.

Circa late - early century C.

9th C. Cumbria, England.Silver trefoil ornament; twisted wire border; filigree scrolls; central boss with empty setting; boss with garnet on 1 terminal.

central boss with empty setting; boss with garnet on 1 terminal.

Incomplete copper alloy Late Early-Medieval (c.850-1050) Viking Trefoil brooch, decorated in the Borre interlacing or knotwork style. It is missing its catchplate and lug/ pin attachment on the reverse. It measures 59.10x53.63x6.70mm and weighs 35.64g.

Incomplete copper alloy Late Early-Medieval Viking Trefoil brooch, decorated in the Borre interlacing or knotwork style. It is missing its catchplate and lug/ pin attachment on the reverse.

Copper alloy trefoil brooch; flat plate with domed section; each tongue-shaped arm cast with Borre Style animal mask and limbs seen from above; perforated lug on back for chain attachment.  In the British Museum.

From Roskilde, Denmark: Copper alloy trefoil brooch; flat plate with domed section; each tongue-shaped arm cast with Borre Style animal mask and limbs seen from above; perforated lug on back for chain attachment. In the British Museum.

Trefoil brooches found at Birka, Sweden.

Various trefoil brooches from Birka. From: Greta Arwidsson (ed), Birka p…

Plate showing various trefoil brooches found at Birka; the text at the bottom indicates which finds came from which grave.

Various trefoil brooches from Birka. From: Greta Arwidsson (ed), Birka p…

Metal detectorist Sidney Boyce's lucky find near Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire.  Dated between 850 and 1050 C.E.

Metal detector find near Longbridge Deverill (England), to be put on display at Salisbury Museum.

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