Viking locks and keys

Keys in the Iceland National Museum's "Medieval" area (vs. Viking age)

Keys in the Iceland National Museum’s “Medieval” area (vs. Viking age)

As I’m getting close to the end of my photos from my trip to Iceland to share with you, I’m looking at a few more photos that aren’t necessarily clothing related – but might be interesting to anyone interested in Viking-Age history… or in this case, both Viking Age and Medieval Iceland.

This first display (above and below) is from the Medieval area, including some keys.

Keys in the Iceland National Museum's "Medieval" area (vs. Viking age)

Keys in the Iceland National Museum’s “Medieval” area (vs. Viking age)

Padlocks in the Iceland National Museum's "Medieval" area (vs. Viking age)

Padlocks in the Iceland National Museum’s “Medieval” area (vs. Viking age)

These padlocks were also from the Medieval area.

Sorry I don’t have more information – some of my original photos seem to be missing from my files!

Keys found from goods covered during the Hekla eruption

Keys found from goods covered during the Hekla eruption

Finally, the keys above were from the Hekla eruption, which I discussed in an earlier post on tortoise brooches in more depth.

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