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A group of silver beads comprising: one drum-shaped with radiating straps and granule detailing; five globular with coil detailing to the ends, granules to the body. 60 grams total, - 1 From an old Munich collection.

Viking beads found at the Fröjel excavations. Most glass beads from the Viking era have been found at major trading sites like Birka, Ribe and Hedeby in Schleswig where beads were brought in from places where glass & bead production was more common. Beads were worn primarily by women in Viking society. Women wore beads strung on fine cords; during the iron age they were worn across the bust & fastened by thin metal fasteners on each side.  Ca. 10th C., beads were fastened by zoomorphic…

Viking beads found at the Fröjel excavations, ca. Beads were worn primarily by women in Viking society. Women wore beads strung on fine cords; during the iron age they were worn across the bust & fastened by thin metal brooches on each side.

Beads, 206 glass beads and one amber bead found at a gravesite in 1927. Late Iron age, Fjære, Solum, Skien, Telemark, Norway. (Telemark Museum)

Beads, 206 glass beads and one amber bead found at a gravesite in 1927. Late Iron age, Fjære, Solum, Skien, Telemark, Norway. (Telemark Museum)

Fig 3.16. Glass beads, production waste and raw material from glass bead production: Kaupang

"Fig Glass beads, production waste and raw material from glass bead production found at Kaupang in Norway.

Iloinen rautakauden heppani! My merry horse from Iron Age!   On jo pidemmän aikaa ollut pari pientä asiaa hoitamatta: viikinkiajan bling bl...

Iloinen rautakauden heppani! My merry horse from Iron Age! On jo pidemmän aikaa ollut pari pientä asiaa hoitamatta: viikinkiajan bling bl...

Glass debris found in a Viking Age glass-worker's shop in Ribe, Denmark.

Viking Answer Lady Webpage - Viking Beads and Necklaces. Glass debris found in a Viking Age glass-worker's shop in Ribe, Denmark.

From Birka grave 526. In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm.

Glass and mosaic beads from a Viking age grave at Birka. In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm.

Tiny glass beads from Kaupang, Norway, with a modern match head to give an idea of scale.

Viking tiny glass beads from Kaupang, Norway, with a modern match head to give an idea of scale.

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