Part of a competition piece I did a few years ago was on Viking Knit (Trichinopoly) where I learned a lot more about draw plates, and specifically 11th century draw plates. These are (in short) used to make wire a smaller diameter – as well as taking down the diameter of completed Viking Knit.
One of the items in the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) exhibits was about draw plates, along with other metal working / jewelry making tools.
coin with a ship motif on one side found at Lolland, Denmark. It’s been dated 825-850 CE.
Near the entrance to the Viking display at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) there was a really small display – featuring a single silver coin. It was just one of many exhibits that included coins used as personal embellishment.