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Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pentant Bronze The pendant is shaped as a fire-steel with two birds facing each other in the middleFindspot: Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden

Pentant Bronze The pendant is shaped as a fire-steel with two birds facing each other in the middleFindspot: Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden

Not Viking. Most likely Liv/lībiešu/Livonian (a Finnic people) from Late Iron Age Latvia. Liv women wore smaller brooches with longer chains than the Norse. Do not abet the abortion of our history by buying from these brazen looters of protected historic sites. This is a crime! For a nice summary of a very thorough book on the subject of Liv/lībiešu/Livonian tortoise brooches and chain ornaments from Latvia, read here: http://briai.ku.lt/downloads/AB/12/12_137-139_Reviews.pdf

Not Viking. Most likely Liv/lībiešu/Livonian (a Finnic people) from Late Iron Age Latvia. Liv women wore smaller brooches with longer chains than the Norse. Do not abet the abortion of our history by buying from these brazen looters of protected historic sites. This is a crime! For a nice summary of a very thorough book on the subject of Liv/lībiešu/Livonian tortoise brooches and chain ornaments from Latvia, read here: http://briai.ku.lt/downloads/AB/12/12_137-139_Reviews.pdf

Viking age Finland/Bird pendant/NEW DISCOVERY/Hollola

Viking age Finland/Bird pendant/NEW DISCOVERY/Hollola

Jewelry replicas for the Karjalan dress by Kalevala Koru, Finland.

Jewelry replicas for the Karjalan dress by Kalevala Koru, Finland.

Silver bird/ Viking age / Finnish It never ocurred to me that there were vikings in Finland! Were there?? This bird doesn't look like viking art, and even to make a BIRD isn't very viking. More of a Russian influence perhaps? Research needed... :) Either way, it's lovely!

Silver bird/ Viking age / Finnish It never ocurred to me that there were vikings in Finland! Were there?? This bird doesn't look like viking art, and even to make a BIRD isn't very viking. More of a Russian influence perhaps? Research needed... :) Either way, it's lovely!

Ancient cross pendants, slavs & vikings amulets XI - XIII century

Ancient cross pendants, slavs & vikings amulets XI - XIII century

"noisy" decoration. Staraya Ladoga Museum.

"noisy" decoration. Staraya Ladoga Museum.

Viking age pendants. From Norbotten, Sweden. Swedish History Museum.

Viking age pendants. From Norbotten, Sweden. Swedish History Museum.

Viking age / Janakkala / Finland

Viking age / Janakkala / Finland