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These grave goods were found along with some human bones eroding from the sand dunes at Reay in Caithness in 1912. They are characteristic Scandinavian grave goods, indicating a woman's burial dating to around 900 to 1000. Other Viking graves were found nearby. The grave goods comprise brass oval brooches, a bronze ring-headed pin, a steatite spindle whorl, a tinned bronze buckle, an iron horse bit and a small pair of corroded iron tweezers. nms.scran.ac.uk/
Anglian Square Headed Brooch 6th century from the East of England. Gilt Bronze British Museum
Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find
Oval Brooch, 900–1000 CE. Copper alloy with gilding. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
ancient Viking spear-head! Dates from the 4th - 8th century AD.
the berserker of the Lewis chessmen