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On the photo are iron Thor's hammer and small, bronze axehead.

These amulets have been found in Århus (Árós in the Viking Age). Currently they are displayed on permanent exhibition in the Moesgård Museum.

Finds from a burial at Nordre Fevang. They include an 'Vlfberht' sword, a spearhead, an axe, arrowheads and a shield boss.

A sword, axe, spearhead, fish hook, whetstone and other artefacts found during excavations in the 1930s at Kaupang in Skiringssal.

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Soapstone amulets found in excavations of a house and marketplace in Ribe, as well as an amber axe. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Woodworking axes from Ribe. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Iron axes, scrapers, and clinker nails associated with ship building or repair in Ribe. Details about the exhibition can be found at

Iron axehead from the Fishamble Street excavations. Viking Age. The axe is a distinctively Norse weapon of warfare. E 172:2421

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Iron axe head with wooden handle from the River Robe, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Viking Age. Wk. 1

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Wooden toy axes and swords in a gift shop in Ribe. The Viking history of the town is important for the tourist industry.

Viking axe-head in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Photo taken during the Languages, Myths and Finds workshop on handling artefacts.

Axe from a man's grave in Whiteness. Donated by Lerwick Town Council. ARC 65381.

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A discussion about two-handed (Dane) axes, looking at typologies, and the evidence for their use.

A Norse settlement at Unst is recorded in Canmore. The website includes photographs of the site and some detail about it. Finds from the site include a Viking Age comb and axe.

The Kulturhistorisk museum in Oslo has six axes with bronze fittings on their shafts in its collections. The axes all date from the last part of the Viking Age, and there are photographs of them in the museum's online collections.

The Rose Window features a version of the coat of arms of Lerwick, with several elements of Norse heritage incorporated: the Viking ship with dragon prows, the battle-axe and the raven (the latter associated with Odin and an important symbol in Norse…
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