RAM Vikings – Pins, keys, and rings

Display of pins, rings, and keys from the RAM exhibit

Display of pins, rings, and keys from the RAM exhibit

Today’s post from the Royal Alberta Museum Viking display from Denmark is from a display with a number of trefoil brooches, penannular brooches, pins, rings, and keys. I’m not entirely sure what the common element is between all of these – other than things made of (mostly) bronze, worn as personal adornment.

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Viking rings

Rings from the Iceland National Museum

Rings from the Iceland National Museum

At the Iceland National Museum, there was only one display of rings from the Viking Age, but I thought I’d break this photo out from the other jewelry photos I’ve shared (and will share still).

Unfortunately the only write up the museum shared about the rings… was “Rings”.  No age, location, material, or if they were presumed to belong to men or women. That being said, the display included women’s items from the Settlement Age in Iceland.
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