Here are some more authentic artifacts that will be displayed at the Cornwall Community Museum.
SOLID SILVER CHILD’S BRACELET – a very rare Viking sold silver child’s bracelet, 8th to 10 century A.D. Found in the U.K.
STONE STERN OF A VIKING LONG BOAT – This 10th century A.D. carving depicts a Viking long boat stern, (the rest of the boat having been lost to the ravages of time). This was likely once part of a church or chapel ruin and was carved to commemorate the arrival on English soil of the fearsome Norseman. Excavated in the U.K.
SWORD SCABBARD CONNECTOR – Linking the sword scabbard to the belt of a Viking warrior was a connecting feature known as a scabbard connector.
This utilitarian cast bronze device was often decorative in nature. This 10th century example bears hand punched designs.
THREE VIKING KNIFE POMMELS – Decorative pommel caps from the grip end of Viking knives, 8th – 10th century A.D. Found with a detector in the U.K.
TWISTED BRONZE ARM TORC – Given as a sign of reaching manhood or worn to pledge loyalty to a Viking ruler or chieftain. 8th – 10th century A.D.
TWO IRON BATTLE AXES – Hand forged Viking battle axe heads, 8th – 10th century A.D. Dectector finds, Rus Viking, Ukraine.
VIKING IRON STIRRUP – Hand forged, 8th – 10th century A.D. Detector find, Latvia.
VIKING SPEAR POINT (narrow) – Battle spear tip, 8th – 10th century A.D. Detector find, Northern U.K.
VIKING HAIR COMB – Made from animal bone, 8th – 10th century, found in the U.K.
VIKING FIRE STEEL – A decorative hand forged took used to strike flint against to male fire, 8th – 10th century, A.D. Detector find, Rus Viking, Russia.
VIKING FIBULA – Decorative fibula used to keep tunics and robes closed, 8th – 10th century, A.D. Detector find, U.K.
VIKING BRONZE BRACELET – Hand cast bronze bracelet, 8th – 10th century, A.D. Detector find, Lithuania.
VIKING BLACKSMITH TONG, 8th – 10th century, A.D. Detector find, Rus culture, Russia.
VIKING BOAT BUILDING TOOLS – A very rare set of boat building tools. Included are a wood working chisel, a gouge, two plane blades, and an auger bit. These very tools would have been used in the construction of the famous Viking long boats which the Vikings used to travel to many far off lands and even to cross the Atlantic Ocean! 8th – 10th century, A.D. Excavated in Ukraine at a Rus Viking settlement.
10TH CENTURY VIKING CLOTHING FRAGMENTS – Discovered with the remains of a Viking burial unearthed in Russia.
MORE TO COME…