Treasure of the British Museum: Viking Pig Bone Pin

Pig Bone Pin Viking, 11th century AD  From London, England  Recovered from the River Thames in 1837. The pin would have fastened a cloak at the right shoulder leaving the arm to move freely. To secure the pin firmly, a cord or leather thong was tied through the hole in the head and then wound round the pin tip in a figure of eight.  © Trustees of the British Museum

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