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10 round pieces of amber for some kind of Viking age gameboard. Found at Björkö, Sweden. Used sometimes in the 9th to 11th century.

10 round pieces of amber for some kind of Viking age gameboard. Found at Björkö, Sweden.

Cowrie shells. The shells originate from areas around the Indian Ocean. Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 5208:2537:8.  In the Historiska Museet in Stockholm.

Ancient Sámi people traded for many imported goods, like these Cowrie shells. The shells originate from areas around the Indian Ocean. SHM In the Historiska Museet in Stockholm.

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gaming pieces, from Uppland

Insight of the Valkyrie - the first-known Viking-Age representation of this mythological figure made in 3D

Silver valkyrie figurine from all sides, picture by Asger Kjaergaard, Odense City Museums - Unique silver valkyrie found in Denmark on December 2012

These are playing pieces made form bone, antler and ivory. They are shown alongside a fragment of a board for the game hnefatafl.  From the BBC's website; they don't indicate the find location of these items or where they now are housed.

These are playing pieces made form bone, antler and ivory. They are shown alongside a fragment of a board for the game hnefatafl. they don't indicate the find location of these items or where they now are housed.

Uppland. Björkö, Hemlanden. Dräkt och personlig utrustning. Hänge. kubbstolshänge. kubbstolsformigt hänge av silver med punktcirkeldekor

Uppland. Björkö, Hemlanden. Dräkt och personlig utrustning. Hänge. kubbstolshänge. kubbstolsformigt hänge av silver med punktcirkeldekor

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Viking Games pieces - Looking for the Evidence. Lots of game boards, pieces and some dice. Includes one board from Ireland with peg holes. These glass pieces pictured are from grave 750 in Birka.

Silver amulet of Horse is one of a  pair found in a grave  9th Century CE, Birka, sweden

Silver amulet of Horse is one of a pair found in a grave Century CE, Birka, sweden

800 kr. Den här typen av broscher bars på samma sätt som spännbucklor. Detta spänne baseras på ett fynd från Birka. Originalet finns på historiska museet i Stockholm.

800 kr. Den här typen av broscher bars på samma sätt som spännbucklor. Detta spänne baseras på ett fynd från Birka. Originalet finns på historiska museet i Stockholm.

Clear glass bead hanging on a gold wire - Birka Grave 523

Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

Viking age /Clear glass bead hanging on a gold wire - Birka Grave 523

Bone spoon from viking age Birka. With additional drawing of the decorations.

Bone spoon from viking age Birka. With additional drawing of the decorations.

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