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.
“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.
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.
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 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.