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Disc Brooches from Viking York. The prime function of these brooches was as dress fastenings. They were frequently made of base metals, as is the case with all those shown here, but they were often highly decorated.

Viking Disc Brooches - Jorvik site with great extant artifacts

Disk Brooch,  circa 600-500, Vendel, copper alloy, gilt. This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

Viking Age silver beads from Gotland, Sweden (via https://www.flickr.com/photos/historiska/13619683024/in/photostream/ …)

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Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum Beads Silver Hoard find, Rone, Gotland, Sweden.

Oval Brooches   Based on Find from Snasen, Norway  Openwork Design  8th - 10th Century  2" x 3"

Hand-crafted Museum Replica Viking, Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Brooches in Silver & Bronze

Gilded bronze Anglo-Scandinavian brooch, 11th century AD. Found in Pitney, Somerset, England.     “An entwined animal and snake in combat…. The design, with its plant-like tendrils and ribbon animals, is an English version of the final phase of Viking art, the Urnes Style. However, the delicate beading which picks out the main animal, and the scalloped border of the brooch are both Anglo-Saxon features….”

elfentau: “ ~* The Pitney Brooch (Anglo-Scandinavian, ca. 1000 AD) The main ornament is a snake with round eyes biting the underside of a four-legged animal, which in turn bites itself. The brooch is.

Viking Round Brooch, 10th century, Birka, Uppland, Sweden. 900-1000AD Small circular bronze brooch used by women to fasten the neck of their linen underdress. Classified as Jansson's Group 4B of cast brooches, decoration of four volutes and pseudogranules, imitating filigree work. Found at Birka in grave 762...A small loop on the rear is for hanging utensils or ornaments. Dia 2.7 cm Bronze or brass, iron pin

century Small circular bronze brooch used by women to fasten the neck of their linen underdress." (quote) This is replica for sale.

Dragons intertwined on Silver Viking Age disk brooch  9th century CE, England

C CE, England Viking age silver disk brooch with dragons intertwined.

asatru-ingwaz: “Viking Treasure The treasure was found in 1875 in connection with trenching on the Hoen farm by the Drammenselva river in Buskerud county. The place was strategically located in relation to travel routes in the Viking Age and control...

The gold treasure from the Viking Age found on the Hoen farm in (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oldsakssamlingen) The Hoen Treasure is the biggest finding of gold jewelry from the Viking era.

Viking jewelry, currently on display at the National Museum of Scotland

Viking jewelry, currently on display at the National Museum of Scotland I love extant items.

Skattefund fra Hornelund. Skatten er fundet ved Varde, og den indeholder to dragtspænder og en armring. De to spænder er de fineste fra Danmarks vikingetid. Spændernes relief er udhamret over en matrice, og de er dekoreret med filigrantråde og granulationskorn. Deres dekoration med bladranker og vinløv har oprindelse i kristen kunst. De nordiske dyrehoveder på det ene spænde viser, at de er fremstillet af en dansk guldsmed i sidste halvdel af 10. årh.

“The hoard find from Hornelund The hoard from Hornelund was found near Varde, and it contains two clothes brooches and an arm ring of gold. The two brooches are the finest from the Danish Viking Age. The relief of the brooches has been hammered out.

Disk Brooch, early 600s Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Viking toiletries. In many movies and cartoons, the Vikings are shown as dirty, wild-looking, savage men and women, but in reality, the Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and “ear spoons” are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.:

Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and ear spoons are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.

9th-11th century AD. A sturdy Viking period finger ring decorated with offset pellet-in-triangle punchmarks within borders of pellets. Gold, 24.80 grams, 27 mm external diameter (approximate size UK Y, USA 12, Europe 27.51, Japan 26). Very fine condition. Rare.

A sturdy Viking period finger ring decorated with offset pellet-in-triangle punchmarks within borders of pellets. Gold, grams, 27 mm external diameter (approximate size UK Y, USA Europe Japan Very fine condition.

The scandinavian necklace of the 11th century with a symbol of a falcon that in details was reproduced in the arc of The Rurik Dynasty in Russia, in the earliest times of their monarchy. The name Rurik means ‘a falcon’ in ancient Dutch.

The scandinavian necklace of the century with a symbol of a falcon that in details was reproduced in the arc of The Rurik Dynasty in Russia, in the earliest times of their monarchy. The name Rurik means ‘a falcon’ in ancient Dutch.

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