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"Dished gilt copper-alloy disc brooch, Urnes style. Within a scalloped border, the convex surface of the circular brooch bears an openwork design of a coiled, ribbon animal in combat with a snake. The head has a…

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

Round brooch in the collections of the MAA, Cambridge. Photo taken during the Languages, Myths and Finds workshop on handling artefacts. More information about this artefact forthcoming.

The Ballynolan thistle brooch was found near Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, and is housed in the collections of the MAA, Cambridge. Discovered 1836 by a Mr John Kennedy whilst clearing stones. This Celtic style of brooch was typical of Ireland, and was a…

An oval brooch (Sweden) in the collections of the MAA, Cambridgein the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Oval brooches were a distinctively Scandinavian dress item, and are relatively rare finds in England.

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Brooch from Etelhem in Gotland (now in Historiska museet) inscribed with older futhark runes and dating to the period 400-500AD. According to Rundata one reading is as follows: mk mrla wrt(a)a Ek, erilaz, worta. I, the eril, wrought.

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Brooches from a woman's grave discovered on Unst, on display in Shetland Museum and Archives. These are replicas of the items held in the National Museum of Scotland.

A silver crucifix from Björkö in Sweden discovered in the late nineteenth century and housed in The Swedish History Museum (Historiska). Often considered the oldest crucifix in Sweden. For more images and higher resolution, see hereA very…

Openwork disc, copper alloy. Gotland, Sweden 500-700 AD. AN1909.96. Photographed in the Ashmolean Museum

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Disc-on-bow brooch, gilt copper alloy and garnet. Gotland, Sweden, 500-700 AD. Photographed at the Ashmolean Museum. AN1909.28

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Souvenir Handmade Icelandic Magic Runes: Viking Runic Script. Various necklaces and jewelry featuring runes, Thor's hammers and replica animal bones. Found in a souvenir shop in Iceland.

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Article in the Independent newspaper discussing the find of a tenth-century crucifix in Denmark (the Aunslev Cross) which is very similar to one found in Sweden, and provides evidence of adoption of Christianity in Denmark at an earlier date than…

On sale in the Føroya Fornminnisavn (National Museum of the Faroe Islands)

Discovered in Öland, Köping in Sweden and dating to the Viking Age. It depicts a female figure in elaborate dress holding a cup or horn, and may represent a Valkyrie. For more images of this item, see…

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Viking silver neck ring described as having woven strands and knobbed terminals. Dating to the tenth or eleventh centuries. Held in the Hunt Museum Collections.
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Four boat burials and several other burials from the period immediately before the Viking Age were found after a chance metal detector find in Bitterstad, Norway. Excavations on the site showed that the boats were c. 8m long with room for 12 rowers.…

Photographed in a souvenir shop in Reykjavik. The source for this image of Sleipnir is probably the Tjängvide image stone.

Bronze and silver jewellery based on Viking-Age designs are produced using traditional methods and sold at the Viking Market in the Ribe VikingCenter, Denmark. Silver (rather than gold) was the main precious metal traded throughout the Viking World.…

Silversmith at the Viking Market at Ribe VikingCenter. Silver jewellery based on Viking-Age designs are produced using traditional methods and sold at the Viking Market in the Ribe VikingCenter. Silver (rather than gold) was used as the main currency…
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