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This well-groomed Irish man mask with inlaid amber eyes was later recast into a weight. It has been dated to the eighth century. (Photo: Thisted Museum)

c Irish Weights played an important role in Viking trading. They made it possible to value items & receive the correct payment – and items of huge value were sometimes at stake. Dated to century.

Weight with an Irish mounting, dated to the ninth century. (Photo: Christian Vrængmose Jensen)

Irske lodder var vigtigt handelsværktøj i vikingetiden

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find

ome of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The and century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.

RARE VIKING BULLION WEIGHTS (G103) | eBay

Rare viking bullion weights (g103)

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Viking Silk Cap - found in York in Britain, the city the Vikings called Yorvik. It is one of the most unusual and interesting objects found during the Coppergate excavations. Silk must have been an exotic material in Century Britain.

Museum : Museum of Cultural History, Oslo  Artefact : Bracelet Material : bronze County : Aust-Agder Municipality : Grimstad CadastralName : MOLLAND period : Viking FindCategory : tumulus / burial find Description : Beautiful Bracelet Bronze, central Petersen: Viking Age jewelery, Fig. 188, but eagles with crosses and small triangles. Two backs smooth, apart from a dotted line, which forms the boundary on all sides. Something rusty but well preserved. St. diameter: 7.3 cm.

Museum : Museum of Cultural History, Oslo Artefact : Bracelet Material : bronze County : Aust-Agder Municipality : Grimstad CadastralName : MOLLAND period : Viking FindCategory : tumulus / burial find Description : Beautiful Bracelet Bronze, central Petersen: Viking Age jewelery, Fig. 188, but eagles with crosses and small triangles. Two backs smooth, apart from a dotted line, which forms the boundary on all sides. Something rusty but well preserved. St. diameter: 7.3 cm.

Kjelformet kar-yngre jernalder

Terra Buskerud - Kjeleformet kar fra Øvrejorden i Hol kommune

Viking Kingdom of York, 'Cnut', Penny, 1.36g., patriarchal cross, rev. +CVNNETTI around small cross (N.501; S.993), almost extremely fine, superb Cuerdale hoard toning

Viking Kingdom of York, 'Cnut', Penny, 1.36g., patriarchal cross, rev. +CVNNETTI around small cross (N.501; S.993), almost extremely fine, superb Cuerdale hoard toning

Scale box Scale box of bronze from the Viking age. Hoard find, Petes, island of Gotland, Sweden.

Scale box Scale box of bronze from the Viking age. Hoard find, Petes, island of Gotland, Sweden.

The Källunge weather vane of bronze, originally from a Viking chieftain ship, from the early 1000's. After that reused as a weather vane at the church tower, now in a museum.

The Källunge weather vane of bronze, originally from a Viking chieftain ship, from the early After that reused as a weather vane at the church tower, now in a museum.

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