Date: ca. 950
Medium: Silver, gold, and niello
Dimensions: Overall: 1 15/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in., 1.378lb. (5 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm, 625g)
Credit Line: Purchase, The Kurt Berliner Foundation Gift, 2000
Accession Number: 2000.140
This intricately designed terminal would have been one of three decorating an enormous open-ring brooch, one of the largest and heaviest known from Viking Europe. It probably owes its fragmentary state to the practice, during and after the Viking period, of breaking silver objects into pieces for use in trade.