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Cross of Cong, County Mayo, Viking Age (bronze, gold filigree, niello & glass) Title: Celtic, (12th century) Primary creator: National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland Location: Credit: bronze, gold filigree, niello and glass Early Irish Art; shrine designed for processional use to enshrine a relic of the True Cross; Description: 12th (C12th) Date: Metalwork (incl. Silver and Gold)

Cross of Cong, County Mayo, Viking Age (bronze, gold filigree, niello & glass) Title: Celtic, (12th century) Primary creator: National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland Location: Credit: bronze, gold filigree, niello and glass Early Irish Art; shrine designed for processional use to enshrine a relic of the True Cross; Description: 12th (C12th) Date: Metalwork (incl. Silver and Gold)

Gold Collar. 800-700 BC. National Museum of Ireland. No wonder the Vikings came looking for gold...

Ór - Ireland's Gold

Gold Collar. 800-700 BC. National Museum of Ireland. No wonder the Vikings came looking for gold...

Untitled UPPÅKRA

Untitled UPPÅKRA

t: Clonmacnoise Crozier, County Offaly, Viking Age (wood wrapped in sheet bronze with inlaid silver) (detail of 228692), Celtic, (11th century) / National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland / Photo © Boltin Picture Library / The Bridgeman Art Library XBP 390414 I Celtic, (11th century) Primary creator: National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland wood wrapped in sheet bronze with inlaid silver Medium: Early Irish Art; Description: 11th (C11th

t: Clonmacnoise Crozier, County Offaly, Viking Age (wood wrapped in sheet bronze with inlaid silver) (detail of 228692), Celtic, (11th century) / National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland / Photo © Boltin Picture Library / The Bridgeman Art Library XBP 390414 I Celtic, (11th century) Primary creator: National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland wood wrapped in sheet bronze with inlaid silver Medium: Early Irish Art; Description: 11th (C11th

Viking age clear glass bead hanging on a gold wire - Birka Grave 523, Sweden.

Viking age clear glass bead hanging on a gold wire - Birka Grave 523, Sweden.

Gold Ribbon Torc . Photo by Reena Ahluwalia

Gold Ribbon Torc . Photo by Reena Ahluwalia

These are part of Swedens largest gold treasure from Viking age. The Tuna find - The Swedish grave which has contained the most gold was found near Anundshög.  In a woman’s grave from the 4th century AD there were various gold items which together weighed 337.6 grams.In the grave-field there were eight boat graves, a very notable type of burial used for especially important people. It was women who were buried in all eight of the boat graves in the Tuna grave-field.

These are part of Swedens largest gold treasure from Viking age. The Tuna find - The Swedish grave which has contained the most gold was found near Anundshög. In a woman’s grave from the 4th century AD there were various gold items which together weighed 337.6 grams.In the grave-field there were eight boat graves, a very notable type of burial used for especially important people. It was women who were buried in all eight of the boat graves in the Tuna grave-field.

Full view of the Celtic Battersea Shield | The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Full view of the Celtic Battersea Shield | The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Viging era earring with three red glass beads hanging on a ring of twisted silver wire - Found in a grave at Birka, Sweden.

Viging era earring with three red glass beads hanging on a ring of twisted silver wire - Found in a grave at Birka, Sweden.

The Book of Kells, (folio 292r), circa 800, showing the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John.

The Book of Kells, (folio 292r), circa 800, showing the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John.

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