Viking silver horde

Although this doesn’t directly relate to some of the Viking costume elements I wanted to show off on this blog, I thought that these photos from a silver horde would be interesting to some of my readers. Some of the silver is “hack silver” and is broken jewelry, etc. Silver coins might also be hung from treasure necklaces.

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

The horde display including scales, weights, coins, and other silver.

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

Silver coins

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

A different view of the silver coins.

The description in the Iceland National Museum states that the coins are English, and were buried shortly after 1000 CE.

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

Silver horde from the Iceland National Museum

 

Other elements of the silver horde have been dated to the 10th Century.
National Museum of Iceland
www.nationalmuseum.is
Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
+354 530 2200

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