Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.

Runer The Viking Alphabet. Wallpaper and background photos of Runer The Viking Alphabet for fans of Vikings (TV Series) images.

Disk Brooch, early 600s  Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England  Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). The far right mold could be used for making either depending on the customer. Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.

Viking drinking horn Iron metal hand-forged stand for -300-700 ml horn

Hand forged Norwegian Viking Drinking horn Iron stand for beer, wine, pagan mead

Archaeology in Europe - The Manufacture of Viking Oval Brooches

Archeurope Educational Resources - The Manufacture of Viking Oval Brooches

Flint Striker

Ground breaking designs in contemporary metalwork by Co. Studio at Russborough House, hosting short courses in blacksmithing.

Acorn Knop Spoon - The Cloisters- 15th c.

Acorn Knop Spoon Date: century Culture: British Medium: Silver, partial gilt Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 18 x in. x 46 x cm) Classification: Metalwork-Silver

tune beast    small viking age charm or pendant based off an example from Tune, Norway. Bronze  Epic Arts

tune beast small viking age charm or pendant based off an example from Tune, Norway

Viking age / Danish

This wonderful hanging necklace in silver with gilding and exquisite details are found by Leif Petersen somewhere in Thy the district, Denmark. The necklace is from the Viking and is submitted to the local museum in Thisted.

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