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A stunningly intact and crisp Baltic Viking bronze tortoise brooch, with the original pin and delicate pin pivot. The raised decoration is amazingly articulated--the brooch is as it was made about a thousand years ago, except for the blackish patina. This is the finest example of this type and size I have ever seen. 9th to 11th century (55mm excluding the pin).

A stunningly intact and crisp Baltic Viking bronze tortoise brooch, with the original pin and delicate pin pivot. The raised decoration is amazingly articulated--the brooch is as it was made about a thousand years ago, except for the blackish patina.

THOR, THUNDERSTONES & SEA URCHINS: The photo shows a small sea urchin fossil made into a pendant with bronze bands during the Viking Age. Metal hammers were not the only Thor-amulets! It was found at Lindholm Høje, a burial site used in the Iron Age & Viking Age. In the 1950s, 700 graves were discovered at the location that had been made between 400-1000 CE. Read about the connection between Thor & sea urchins at https://www.facebook.com/norsemythology/posts/849862715043398

irisharchaeology: “ A Viking Age amulet fashioned out of fossilised sea urchin and bronze, Lindholm, Denmark ”

Ovalfibel der Wikingerzeit

A pair of tortoise brooches like those worn in the Viking Age. Tortoise brooches were a traditional part of the Viking women's garb and were always worn in pair

The gold treasure from the Viking Age found on the Hoen farm in 1875. (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oldsakssamlingen) The Hoen Hoard was probably buried in the marsh between 875 and 900 AD

The gold treasure from the Viking Age found on the Hoen farm in (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oldsakssamlingen) The Hoen Treasure is the biggest finding of gold jewelry from the Viking era.

Lämsä silver treasure, 'viking knit' trichinopoly chain (Need to find original source of photo for documentation.)

Lämsä silver treasure, 'viking knit' trichinopoly chain (Need to find original source of photo for documentation.

Original billedet af fundet fra Øland i Sverige

This looks Livonian (Finnic from Latvia) to me because of the small size.

Viking age / Oval brooch / Finland KHME

Viking age / Oval brooch / Finland KHME

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