Sunday, March 20, 2016

‘Buckle from British Isles found in Viking grave’

Danish Viking woman used bronze disc to hold her petticoats together.

Archaeologists “were certain that it didn’t start out as a buckle or brooch. It was a fitting from a shrine of some kind, stripped off a wooden box used to hold sacred objects. It’s therefore not a trade piece. Monasteries and churches weren’t in the practice of prying the decoration off their reliquaries and selling them to Vikings. This was acquired in a raid.”

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/41219

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