Board game pieces - From the Viking town Birka, Sweden. (8th-10th century)
Hnefatafl - popular Norse board game that pre-dates Chess. One side, the white pieces in this set, plays a thane defending a territory. The other side plays invaders. When Chess became more popular it was common to use one's Hnefatafl pieces as chessmen. The famous Lewis Chess Set is believe to be partly made up of repurposed Hnefatafl pieces.
Viking Hedeby sac
A collection of necklaces and pendants from Birka.
TabernaVagantis Pologne Peigne en bois Viking avec un cheval
Viking era necklace of glass beads found in Sweden. www.historiska.se
TabernaVagantis Pologne Peigne en bois Viking avec deux dragons
"Hon Necklace" Viking-Age necklace of beads and gold pieces was found in a grave at the town of Hon, Norway (near Oslo,) in 1834. (Image from The Viking, Bertil Almgren et al, Tre Tryckare, Cagner & Co., Gothenburg, Sweden, 1972, p. 213.)
Viking EmbroideryMade of golden thread and originally fastened on textiles.Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden.
Cousu main caftan modèle de Birka. Caftan de Viking avec par Nyfrid