Vikings in BC – show-stopper jewellery

Silver necklace from the Vikings in BC exhibit

Silver necklace from the Vikings in BC exhibit

This post is all about the show-stoppers at the Vikings in BC exhibit. (Click the Vikings in BC tag to see more posts from this exhibit.)

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Vikings in BC – Amulets

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From the amulet display (top view)

 

Today’s post is a short one – about amulets on display at the Vikings in BC exhibit.

The round pendant above (and below, seen from the side) is made of bronze, and is decorated with a “mythological animal-shaped figure”. This amulet was from a grave find in Helvigsdal, Uppland.

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Vikings in BC – keys (and brooches part 3)

Beautiful key from Sweden

Beautiful key from Sweden

In my last post you might have noticed a key in among the brooches as part of a larger display. While there are brooches in this post, this really is all about the keys from the Vikings in BC display, which came to Victoria, BC from Sweden. I visited the exhibit in summer 2014, but there have been so many things to blog about, that I still haven’t been able to post everything!

This will be another image-heavy post, so watch-out mobile users!

The key above seems to have been suspended using loop-in-loop chain.

 

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