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Viking Belt Buckle


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  Catalogue ID V22
Item Name Viking Belt Buckle
Period 10th century
Culture Viking
Discovery Site Birka
Country Uppland, Sweden
Dating 900-1000AD
Reference
H. Arbman, Birka I. KVHAA: Uppsala 1940, Stockholm 1943.
Description
Bronze buckle with fixed loop, decorated in relief. On it is the Norse god Loki, spreadeagled and bound with snakes. Loki is the trickster of Viking legend, a sharp-tongued troublemaker - he plots the murder of Balder, Odin's most beloved son. For this crime the Gods hunt Loki down and bind him below the earth, where serpents drip burning venom in his face - his struggles cause earthquakes. From a female cremation grave (Bj456) at Birka. Suits strapend V23. Four pins for fastening included.

Dimensions
Length 5.8 cm, for 1.8-2.5 cm strap.

Material/s
Bronze

Quantity Each
Price (AUD) AUD 45
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