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    "Double-shelled oval brooch of gilt bronze, ornamented with zoomorphic designs, and blue glass bead with two segments from a Viking grave group from Kneep Head, Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, 900 - 1000"

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Viking art, circa 275 B.C. Such an interesting history, for what information is available.

Pin-head Bronze Shaped as a dragon´s head. Dress-pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold. Gotland, Sweden. SHM 8825:2

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Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum Animal-head shapad brooch Bronze Grave find, Stånga kykogård, Stånga, Gotland, Sweden. SHM 13436:B4

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/

A photo by Dan Carlsson of a Gotland woman's grave. Useful for interpreting placements of pins and brooches - Could the animal heads have been worn at the waist?

Animal-head shapad brooch Bronze Grave find, Stånga kykogård, Stånga, Gotland, Sweden. SHM 13436:B4

Viking age women's jewelry set | Flickr - Photo Sharing!