Longships were the epitome of Scandinavian naval power at the time, and were highly valued possessions. They were often owned by coastal farmers and commissioned by the king in times of conflict, in order to build a powerful naval force. While longships w
This bronze Viking Dragon pin is based on an artefact that was discovered at Hedeby (Haithabu), in modern day Germany. Hedeby was an important Viking trading settlement, which flourished between the and centuries AD.