Artifacts from the Viking Age

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Viking artefacts




My collection artefacts I have catagorized here as follows:



- artefacts with a distinct Scandinavian/viking decoration and/or art style (found or originating from Scandinavia);


Viking trefoil brooch


Viking tortoise brooch


Viking golden beads from Gotland


Scandinavian viking bronze bangle


Viking silver twisted torc bracelet 


Viking silver bracelet with punched decoration


Viking animal-head shaped brooch 


Eastern Scandinavian type sword chape with falcon motif


Viking golden twisted ring


Viking silver Thor's hammer with golden balls


Viking horse harness pendant with image of Norse mythological wolves Skoll and Hati




- artefacts with an Anglo-Scandinavian decoration and/or art style (found or originating from England);


Anglo-Scandinavian horse strap junction with the possible image of Loki


Anglo-Scandinavian bronze brooch in Mammen style


Anglo-Scandinavian bronze mount in Urnes style with man with moustache


Anglo-Scandinavian 'embedded brooch' weight


Anglo-Scandinavian lozenge brooch in Borre style


Viking or Anglo-Scandinavian 'interlaced circle' lozenge brooch in Borre style


Viking bronze buckles from England


Viking 'ship-shaped' strap end


Viking 'openwork'key


Viking 'man and birds'strap end


Viking flint striker


Viking argricultural sickle


Viking embedded 'La Tene' spiral gaming piece


Viking inset chipped carved trefoil weight


Viking inset chip carving gaming piece


Viking embedded coin gaming piece


Viking turreted gaming piece


Viking St. Edmund Memorial penny


Viking 'Cunetti'penny


Viking penny of Aethelred (1)


Viking penny of Aethelred (2)


Viking penny of Aethelred (3)


Viking 'quatrefoil type'penny of Cnut




- artefacts with an Hiberno-Norse decoration and/or art style (found or originating from Ireland);


Hiberno-Norse kings of Dublin penny


Viking / Hiberno-Norse ring headed pin


Early medieval Irish drinking horn terminal


Late viking or Anglo-Norman horse bit cheek pieces




- artefacts with a Rus viking type of decoration and/or art style wich are found in present Russia or neigbouring countries like Ukrain, partly with a Scandinavian alike art style, partly with a distinct decoration or art style on itself from the Viking Age;


Rus-Viking or Scandinavian-Rus type sword chape in Borre style


Rus viking pendant with Odin and raven


Rus viking belt decoration


Rus viking Thor's hammer from necklace


Rus viking pendant with enamel


Rus viking enamelled stud from horse harness


Rus or Slavic horse harness pendant


Rus or Baltic pendant or amulet


Kievan-Rus viking cross pendant in Jellinge style




- artefacts with a decoration and/or art style wich are found among the Slavs, Balts-Finns and Finno-Ugrian tribes in the time the vikings lived.


Western Slavic goad of a prick spur


Baltic or eastern Rus sword chape with oriental palm motif


Baltic penannular brooch (1)


Baltic penannular brooch (2)


Baltic or Rus-Viking beads


Baltic Finns bird pendant from chain ornament


Baltic Finns tortoise brooch detail from chain ornament


Lead stone figurine from Latvia


Eastern Baltic viking ring (1)


Eastern Baltic viking ring (2) 


Baltic 'twisted wire'spiral ring


Baltic aviform bird mount or brooch


Baltic bronze belt mount


Baltic bronze bracelet (1)


Baltic bronze bracelet (2) 


Baltic fibula brooch 


Eastern type sword chape bird and trequeta type 


Viking braided silver bracelet


Finno-Ugric Perm animal style amulets and bracelets 


Finno-Ugric Perm animal style plaque with man and birds 


Finnic idol


Finnic or Finno-Ugric domed tortoise brooch in Borre style 




NOTE: not all my artefacts had found their way to these section yet. Various items I have described in the blogs, other items have to be described yet..so keep an eye open for updates.





Viking tortoise brooch

Collecting artefacts makes it possible to hold a 1000 year old artefact in your hand and feel its magic and history.. every piece is carrying it's own always not 100% known, story.


That is the magic of it, the thrill of it all..

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