The native British design of this brooch can be traced back hundreds of years prior to the Roman occupation of Britain. The original silver brooch was recovered from a 3rd century Severan ditch in 2018 and can be seen on display in the Vindolanda museum.
It is thought that the duck was a symbol of honesty, simplicity and resourcefulness as well as transition due to their migratory nature.
This replica brooch has been moulded from the original artefact and measures 4cm wide and 2.5cm tall. These beautiful reproductions have been made for us in the UK by St Justin
Pictured below the replica brooches alongside the original silver brooch (centre).