*IF* I go viking, P42/43/44 style, I am not a fan of these things as a general, but of them, I like the one with the seeming openwork.

Timeline of the oval/tortoise brooch worn by Norse/Scandinavian women of the Viking Age

magnate's residence at tissø by mararie, via Flickr

jewellery from the site at tissø, which was populated in the viking age.

Viking age / Silver.Dirhem The original is a "Christian imitation" (note the cross above the inscription) of an Islamic dirham. Probably minted in Kiev, early 10th century. Vårby, Huddinge, Södermanland, Sweden.

Dirhem The original is a "Christian imitation" (note the cross above the inscription) of an Islamic dirham. Probably minted in Kiev, early century.

Animal brooch, Kaupang, 9th cent. Historisk Museum, Oslo || My time frame, my location!

.Historisches.Museum.Oslo.Teil.2.

Animal brooch, Kaupang, 9th cent. Historisk Museum, Oslo || My time frame, my location!

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