“ The Borre Style / Gauts Interlace (c. AD 840 – of the Vikings This Viking art style was popular from the later ninth to mid-tenth centuries in areas settled by the Vikings - from Dublin and York to Novgorod in Russia. Metalwork decorated in.
This image shows a beautiful gold arm-ring of Viking type that was discovered on Hare Island, Co. Westmeath in 1802 (along the River Shannon). In total 10 gold arm-rings were found on the island. They had a combined weight of 5 kilos, making them one of the largest gold hoards from the Viking Age. Unfortunately they were all melted down as bullion shortly after their discovery. The drawing shown was orginally commissioned by the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Iron age family grave / Kaukola, Kekomäki, pre WW2 Finland. (Actual burial site is quite close to my real home, so i'm very sad, because that area is located on russian side of our border in nowadays..) I have read that villages from the ancient lake Ladoga shore were full of wealthy folk like this couple. Their ornamental sword hilts/handles are nice proof, that Finnish weapon fashion was a little bit different compared to typical viking era finds from Sweden/Norway etc.