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Pajzsdudor I. (Észak-Olaszország) (Hagyomány és múltidéző)

Shield bosses were attached to the center of a circular wooden shield. These two are thought to have been made in northern Italy, the heart of the Langobardic Kingdom from the late sixth to the mid-eigth century

Conical seal. Triple Horse Protome; in the centre is a disk  5th - 4th century BC

in the centre is a disk - century BCE

A gold shield boss engraved with simple patterns and Christian symbols, such as fish and crosses. Cast out of iron, with gilt bronze ornamentation. Made in the 500s in Northern Italy for a Lombardic nobleman.  Currently held at the Metropolitan Museum.

Shield Boss, century Langobardic Iron, gilt bronze The Metropolitan Museum of Art

THE TREASURE OF LETNITSA - Thracian treasures - Thracia Tours

To liven up a snowy day, how about another Thracian treasure? The Letnitsa Treasure was discovered in 1964 by Bulgarian shepherds digging .

Viking round shield: The sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction, although finds from graves shows mostly other timbers, such as fir, alder and poplar. These timbers are not very dense and are light in the hand. The size was usually 75 – 90 cm in diameter. (9th-century wooden shield)

Viking round shields: The sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction, although finds from graves shows mostly other timbers, such as fir, alder and poplar. These timbers are not very dense and are light in the hand, they were often rei

Viking age / Sweden:

Viking age / Sweden:

Bronze disk brooch.  This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age.

Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

bensozia: The Letnitsa Teasure

To liven up a snowy day, how about another Thracian treasure? The Letnitsa Treasure was discovered in 1964 by Bulgarian shepherds digging .

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