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Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum Needle case with part of a chain Bronze Needle cases were used to hold and protect the needles. This needle case still contains an iron needle.   Unknown find spot, Sweden. SHM 10152 (F4)

Needle case with part of a chain Bronze Needle cases were used to hold and protect the needles. This needle case still contains an iron needle. SHM 10152 No size noted - no link to Swedish database.

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Arheološka zbirka poznog srednjeg veka « Narodni muzej u Beogradu

Arheološka zbirka poznog srednjeg veka « Narodni muzej u Beogradu

After conservation treatment. Note various shades of colour (pale and warm yellow and bronze paint on coins).  Woman's necklace or head ornament in gilded metal; a double chain formed of pairs of filigree rosettes with an applied lozenge at the join, ending in triangular filigree clasps with hook and eye fittings, each set with a red glass stone and a further applied lozenge. From the lower row of rosettes are suspended five coins of Peter II of Yugoslavia (1934-45) all dated 1938: two 50…

After conservation treatment. Note various shades of colour (pale and warm…

ear spoon #vikingjewelry

“Ear spoon Silver Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden This ear spoon has a richly decorated handle with a female figure on one side and an animal depiction on the other ”

SHM #267324 - Long bone needle case with bronze chain; needle case has etched lines diagonally, criss-crossed, and in chevron formation. Case from Öland, dated to Viking Age

SHM - Long bone needle case with bronze chain; needle case has etched lines diagonally, criss-crossed, and in chevron formation. Case from Öland, dated to Viking Age

Bone Viking Age needlecase from Öland. Note the attached bronze chain with its own ring for fastening to a brooch or other holding device.  In the Historiska Museet, Sweden.

Bone Viking Age needlecase from Öland. Note the attached bronze chain with its own ring for fastening to a brooch or other holding device. In the Historiska Museet, Sweden.

Glass beads of the Viking age  This looks just like the token I was given by Queen Ann-Marie at my first Maidens event in 2008

Glass beads of the Viking age This looks just like the token I was given by Queen Ann-Marie at my first Maidens event in 2008

Viking age earspoon from Birka (BJ507, föremålsidentitet 456867). Örslev av silver. Har en kvinna porträtterad på ena sidan och ett djur på den andra sidan (valkyria och fenrisulven?).

Viking age earspoon from Birka subject identity Örslev of silver. If a woman portrayed on one side and an animal on the other side ( valkyria and Fenrisulven ?

Viking age comb made of bone/antler found in York (in the Viking age called Jorvik), UK. These objects were certainly prized possessions, as protective cases specially made for them have also been found.

Before ‘The Viking Dig’, clues about what it was like to live in JORVIK were few and far between.

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