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Pin Back – Brooches fastened with a traditional pin and hook. The tongue or pin is inserted through the fabric and then held closed by a hook on the back of the brooch

Annular Brooch – a closed circle where the fabric is pulled up through the brooch before the tongue or pin is inserted through the fabric.

Penannular Brooch – a ‘C’ shaped brooch where the tongue or pin is inserted through the fabric, the pin is lifted through the opening in the brooch and the brooch rotated under the pin to secure the fabric

Nordic Trader – specializing in manufacturing and selling items originating in Scandinavia up to 1066

Viking Age – from 790 AD to 1066 AD

Vendel Period – from about 500 AD to 790 AD

Anglo-Roman – designs that combine art of the Angels in Britain with Roman designs

Late Roman Period – from about 43 AD to 500 AD

Frankish Influence – designs originating in the empire of Charlemagne

Slavic Designs – Designs originating or derived from art styles found in the eastern Baltic area settled by Slavic people. Overlaps the Viking Age

Early Medieval – Historians typically regard the Early Middle Ages or Early Medieval Period, sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages, as lasting from about the 460 AD to 1000 AD.

Western Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Eastern England or The Danelaw, Iceland, Greenland

Eastern Scandinavia – Sweden, Finland, Scandinavian settlements in Russia and along the Baltic Coast

Varangian – 1) Specifically the Varangian personal guards of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople. 2) Commonly an area travelled and settled by Swedish and other Scandinavians along the river routes through the Slavic regions of Russia on their way to trade in Constantinople.

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