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Birka Grave finds: Another rarity is the glass cup from grave 542. This mug has leaf-like ingrained lines and contours that recall motifs on eastern belt fittings.  Carl J. Lamb examined it in the 1930s, thought it to be Persian glass, suspected it was made ​​by Arabs in Iraq.

Birka Grave finds: Another rarity is the glass cup from grave This mug has…

Silver crucifix found in in Valbo parish in 1836, along with other silver objects comprising a Viking age hoard.  Now in the Länsmuseet Gävleborg.

Silver crucifix found in in Valbo parish in along with other silver objects comprising a Viking age hoard. Now in the Länsmuseet Gävleborg, Sweden.

Trefoil brooches are usually decorated in leaf decoration. The design became so popular that they were locally produced throughout Scandinavia. They were produced in gold, silver and copper alloy.

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Two squat blue jars/beakers decorated with an applied floral design (seven petals) on the base and plaitwork with three overlapping wavy lines around the body. From the 7th century Anglo Saxon grave site of the 'Prittlewell Prince' in Essex excavated in 2003

Two squat blue jars/beakers decorated with an applied floral design (seven petals) on the base and plaitwork with three overlapping wavy lines around the body. From the century Anglo Saxon grave site of the 'Prittlewell Prince' in Essex excavated in 2003

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum Vessel Ceramic Tatinger ware of Central- European provenance.

Vikings: #Viking Gold Ring with Punched Triangles, 10th-11th century CE. A cast finger ring with expanding hoop and raised median band, the outer face impressed with punchmarks, each a triangle with pellets in the corners.

Viking Gold Ring ~ With punched triangles Circa century AD . A cast finger ring with expanding hoop and raised median band, the outer face impressed with punchmarks, each a triangle with pellets in the corners.

Check out  Glass tumbler from Birka, grave 542. In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm....

Glass tumbler from Birka, grave In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm.

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