RAM Vikings – Coins as jewellery

coin with a ship motif on one side found at Lolland, Denmark. It's been dated 825-850 CE.

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.

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RAM Vikings – A Woman’s Grave

Beads and coins from a Viking Age woman's grave.

Beads and coins from a Viking Age woman’s grave.

Two years ago in May 2019 my mum and I took a trip to Edmonton to visit the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) specifically to see the touring Viking Exhibit from Denmark. It’s taken me some time to get through the photos (and remember to post) but over the next while I’ll share some of the highlights from the exhibit, hopefully to help any other reenactors or costumers get inspired for their own future projects!

Today’s post is all about the dress ornaments of an aristocratic Viking woman.

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