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The finds from this grave were primarily tools, including pliers, a frying pan and a pot handle. The display also includes bronze oval brooches, glass beads and other pieces of jewellery.

Glass beads found at Lower Klåstad near Larvik

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Broken glass beads from the production of beads at Ribe Marketplace. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Unworked glass and mosaic tiles from North Italy, found in Ribe. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Glass from the production of beads and mosaics lost or discarded at Ribe Marketplace. Details about the exhibition can be found at

These boxes show the wide variety of colours that beads from the Viking Age could come in. The photograph was taken at the Tønsberg Viking Festival.

A Frankish glass goblet from the Borre mound burial. It is thought that the goblet must have been at least 100 years old when deposited in the Borre mound.

A model Viking longship made of glass and wood as a souvenir that can be bought in the gift shop at Vikingskipshuset.

These sherbet glasses are part of the Viking range produced by the Dema Glass company in Chesterfield, England (no longer in operation). Their logo was a viking ship, as pictured here.

Discarded or lost beads found on the site of Ribe's Viking Marketplace. c. 700-850. On display in Museet Ribes Vikinger.

Souvenir replica of a Viking cone beaker from Birka made from hand-blown glass and hand-forged iron stand. On sale in Museet Ribes Vikinger.

A stained glass Image of Thor found in the winter smoking room of Cardiff Castle. Designed by William Burges. Other windows in the room depict Tyr, Mani, Woden, Seater and Frigga.

This window in St Magnus Cathedral depicts Harald Hardrada (Haraldr Sigurðarson), King of Norway from 1046 until his death in the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. Orkney was under Norwegian rule during his reign.

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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Rognvald Eysteinsson was jarl of Møre in Norway, and was offered the earldom of Orkney after its conquest by Harald fairhair, though he declined in favour of his brother Sigurd. For more information on the window, see…

Rognvald Kali Kolsson (d. 1158), also known as Rognvald the Crusader, is one of the most important and colourful Earls of Orkney, and his exploits are depicted in Orkneyinga saga. He invaded Orkney in 1135, and promoted the cult of St Magnus with the…

Haakon Haakonsson (Hákon Hákonarson, Håkon Håkonsson, Haakon the Old) was King of Norway from 1217 to 1263, and died in Orkney and is buried in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall.

This window in Lerwick Town Hall in Shetland depicts the early tirteenth-century King of Norway, Haakon Haakonsson (Hákon Hákonarson, Håkon Håkonsson, Haakon the Old), who died in Orkney and is buried in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. The other…
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